Summer rain pattern back?

2017-10-11 06:00

HOLD your breath. It seems like Greytown’s traditional summer rain pattern has returned. FOn Monday, for the first time in many months the skies darkened in mid-afternoon in Greytown accompanied by thunder and lightening and then actually followed by good old-fashioned genuine rain.

In the storm up to 20mm was recorded in Greytown and surrounds.

Rainfall recorder Murray Mason told the Greytown Gazette that up until Monday morning he had recorded a total of 32mm for the previous week – add last night’s 20mm and the rainfall pattern starts to look more promising.

Because of the wind there is no current Lake Merthley level – last week it stood at 40.32% - still a long way to go before Greytown’s water restrictions are lifted.

Weather forecasts for the week show dry and sunny today; a sprinkling of rain tomorrow, a cold Friday of 14°C, weekend in the 20s; rain again on Monday and Tuesday when the temp drops to 10°C.

Despite these predictions here’s wishing you all a wet week.


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