So far so wet

The weather forecast is warning us we’ll get 200 mls of rain today.

That’s nearly half what we get in a good year and not much less than the total we get in a bad year.

We woke to light rain which slowed to little more then mizzle – misty drizzle – by mid morning.

However, it’s now raining heavily and we’ve now increased the odds on the forecast being right.

5 Responses to So far so wet

  1. Gravedodger says:

    Could be famine to feast or would that be gluttony.
    Emptied one of two 50 000 lt tanks routine, about three weeks ago and then in anticipation of the success of this event emptied and cleaned the second that is also the header tank yesterday and transferred the 3/4s that had accumulated in the collection tank last evening. We require about 40 mm to fill each tank but the transfer is slow. After one of the lowest rainfall autumns in memory around here we still only used 1/4 of the total storage, we use rainwater for all the house supply, giving credence to the slogan that Canterbury is not running out of water the WATER IS RUNNING OUT OF CANTERBURY.
    We transfer the collecting tank to the header tank (fitted with a double ballcock so the transfer is about 1000 lt at a time) at nightrate power and at the time of installation our annual cost for the water after capital installation cost was about $40 a year with the best water money can buy.
    So far today we have only had about 12 mm since midnight.

  2. JC says:

    Hammered down (Rotorua) at times last night, raining lightly all day with plenty of short downpours. Haven’t seen rainfall figures but it feels like an inch or two.

    JC

  3. Inventory2 says:

    Flippin’ farmers; moan when it doesn’t rain, then they moan when it does rain; there’s no pleasin’ some people!

    Seriously though, I hope your home paddock is elevated Ele; it sounds as though you are about to be deluged.

  4. adam2314 says:

    So far so wet..

    Is that not what the actress said to the bishop ??

  5. pdm says:

    Inv2 you are old enough to know that as far as farmers are concerned the rain would always be better – if it had been last week, or held off for a couple more days or the doozy of them all – we have had enough for now!!

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