Mixed benefit from the rain

Drought relief for some, but other areas missed out on rain altogether

Drought relief for some, but other areas missed out on rain altogether

STEADY, light rain in the past 24 hours has provided further drought relief to many parts of the district, with falls of 15 to 30mm recorded across many of Gisborne District Council’s monitoring stations.

But a few areas have missed out altogether and others had received very little up to this morning.

Gisborne city has received about 23mm, Mangapoike 24, Maraetaha and Waimata 22, Waerenga-O-Kuri 30, Waikohu River at the Mahaki Station 18, Waipaoa River at the Matawhero Bridge 24, Wharekopae 17, Matawai and Mangatu 15, Cameron Road 22, Arowhana and Hikuwai 16mm.

The GDC site at East Cape lighthouse shows no rainfall recorded, with small falls of 2 to 5mm at places like Ngatapa, Tatapouri, Te Arai, Pakihiroa, Poroporo, Te Puia, Rip Station and 0.5 of a millimetre in the Waikura Valley.

Further light falls were forecast today and there might be some heavier falls likely tomorrow, showers on Sunday and then partly cloudy and dry from Monday.

The long-range forecast indicates a southerly change next Thursday with rain that night and into Friday.

The next full sunny-day forecast is not until Sunday week.

STEADY, light rain in the past 24 hours has provided further drought relief to many parts of the district, with falls of 15 to 30mm recorded across many of Gisborne District Council’s monitoring stations.

But a few areas have missed out altogether and others had received very little up to this morning.

Gisborne city has received about 23mm, Mangapoike 24, Maraetaha and Waimata 22, Waerenga-O-Kuri 30, Waikohu River at the Mahaki Station 18, Waipaoa River at the Matawhero Bridge 24, Wharekopae 17, Matawai and Mangatu 15, Cameron Road 22, Arowhana and Hikuwai 16mm.

The GDC site at East Cape lighthouse shows no rainfall recorded, with small falls of 2 to 5mm at places like Ngatapa, Tatapouri, Te Arai, Pakihiroa, Poroporo, Te Puia, Rip Station and 0.5 of a millimetre in the Waikura Valley.

Further light falls were forecast today and there might be some heavier falls likely tomorrow, showers on Sunday and then partly cloudy and dry from Monday.

The long-range forecast indicates a southerly change next Thursday with rain that night and into Friday.

The next full sunny-day forecast is not until Sunday week.

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Mary-Ann de Kort - 3 months ago
I'm singing in the rain but do feel sorry for those who have missed out. Hopefully there will be more to come.

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