Sunday, April 13, 2008

rain rain come and stay...

I hope it does rain properly for the sake of the poor animals on farms throughout the Waikato.

This article suggests it will - sadly it could also interfere with our fieldtrip!

Rain forecast for drought-stricken Waikato

Low pressure weather system from tropics will bring wind and rain to upper North Island, soaking Waikato over next few days

13 April 2008
Relief is in sight for drought-stricken Waikato with rain forecast for the North Island over the next few days.

A low pressure system is dragging wet air from the tropics which will bring wind and rain. The first bout will make its way down the island from Northland later today or tonight.

Weather analyst Philip Duncan warns there will be wind gusts reaching 100km/hr across the northern part of Northland and up to 80km/hr across Auckland Harbour. Winds of 100km/hr are already lashing Cape Reinga.

Rain will reach Waikato tonight or tomorrow and should last up to 36 hours.

http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=83971&fm=psp,nwl

22 comments:

Roo said...

Yay.
I love the rain.
Hopefully it is gone before the V8's.

Neina-Marie said...

I agree with you about the V8s roo, I don't want the opticians smashed down because of wet roads!!!
It's good that there is water - I really want this stuff to come faster! Mr Woody, what we could do is someone video the climb if we can't go, and then post it to the blog. Yeah, that could work!!!
(Is it a good idea?)

MrWoody said...

i think the files for a video are too big to mobile blog and need to be compressed a little to go on regardless. i could be wrong...
i couldn't upload my Marvin animation as it was too big.

Marz Barz said...

No rain on V8 day makes the race more interesting!! more crashes more fun..(didn't the saying go?)

Queenie said...

the rain will make the grass go green.(i hope)

hamilTron 400 said...

Yay for rain.
This will be a releif for all the farmers.
When was hamilton's highest rainfall amount in 24 hrs??

laters

kitty milo said...

yay! it's going to rain. hopefully not for our kakepuku trip. 80km per hour around the auckland harbour is alought.
i researched it on the internet and on wednesday it is supposed to be mostly suny but a bit cloudy.
thanks
bye
:-)

Snow Girl said...

hi
I feel soooo sorry for all the farmers who have had no water on ther farm for ages.And all the pore animals on the farms to.
I looked up the weather for our trip and it looks ok you can have a look if you want...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/27a15.html

but you can never trust weather maps they are always wrong or thy are different to each other.
BYE!!!
;)

god zero said...

its god that its finally raining because its been a drought for so long and my garden is so brown. to much brown i have to say and not enough green. how can we make the world green, if there is no green!

Neina-Marie said...

Mud mud glorious mud......
Don't want too much rain!!!
Wouldn't it be cool if we found a special substance that we could use with water to grow good grass for farmers in a drought (Work for me and you, Marshall!!!)

kitty milo said...

i feel sorry for all the poor farmers with the lack of money they would have had with no water, and i feel sorry for the cows not having much grass to eat and i feel sorry for the waikato river for being so low.
i researched the drought and you can go to this website for info on the drought:http://www.nzherald.co.nz/metro/story
.cfm?l_id=149&objectid=10491280
please can you visit my blg for stuff about the v8 suercars racing and asking for your opinions, a poll and what do you think about the v8's super cars racing

rosiegal said...

Yes! Im glad that we can have some rain but I really want to go to Mt Kakepuku! >_<

Marshall said...

hmmm... low pressure. 1406 hPa approx. we need a meteorlogist here to solve the problem.
i don't mind a bit of drizzle on Kakepuku, as long as it dosen't pour down on our poor fellow Room 5ians, including cute, adorable and a very messy Marshall.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

the barometric pressure right now is apporx. 1014 which is about average and lower pressure usually equates to bad weather so with the weather at the moment this is quite odd. hmmmm...
What is 1406 hPa Marshall?

MrWoody said...

thanks for that info, marshall and imaroom5ian. to be honest i had no idea about barometric pressure how different readings equated to different conditions. i am delighted to be enlightened buy the great ImaRoom5ian. And of course, the splendidly positive Marshall.
:-)
I suspect your reading means that the weather isn't that bad and isn't likely to get worse, Room5ian. And this is in line with how the weather seems to me - gentle, rather than fierce.
[i hope your little sis' is okay.]

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yeah shes all good now.

Dad said something about marshells reading being suspect, can you please elaborate on the topic marshell?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

the barometric pressure right now is 1010. the forecast for today is thunderstorms apparently. so with this information and a little graph of the barometirc readfing of the last 24h id say it is worse and probably getting worse.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

oh, i meant to say; 'so with this information and a little graph of the barometirc readfing of the last 24 hours ON DADS WATCH....

Neina-Marie said...

Our barometre isn't tuned properly, so we don't trust it, only the weatherforcast. I hate that we can't go on Kakepuku!
This afternoon I told Dad it was a pain biking home in the rain and he said "Why do we make such a fuss when when we have showers we love it?"
"Because we wear clothes in the rain and it's frozen!" I retorted. He laughed and gave a startling opinion, too weird to put here.

MrWoody said...

NM, u write such intriguing posts - thanks for the laugh

flower kitty said...

Yay! Rain at last!
Mind you, there was so much rain, our backyard practicly flooded!
:P

Log-on said...

I wonder it will start raining most days