rain Tag

Another storm has been announced last night, so early this morning we finished the horse shelter area and moved the two boys over so they are going to have a more comfortable place during the day when the weather closes in....

The storm that hit us last Tuesday evening with wind speeds of more than 200km/h (Manukau Heads) left us without power and internet and only limited cell phone coverage. Power was restored yesterday afternoon, 3 days later....

the amount of rain we had over the last few days is extraordinary - at least on a subjective level. The occasional hours of sunshine in between evaporate the water quickly, hence yesterday we had 30 deg C. with 80% relative humidity....

I have always been joking and saying that summer starts on the the 25th of December. In all seriousness, in most years the weather has been pretty dull and grey up until Christmas. This year, the nice, hot weather started already mid November and by now, we had no rain for 5 weeks and all local water carriers are booked out until end of January.

After almost months of no rain and hardly any grass growth, we finally have some rain. Some. I guess it may be classified as another 1:50 years storm of which we should be prepared to have more, more often.

This is a picture I have just taken from the deck just after a big downpour. Still raining but what a scenery. Shows that the landscape is beautiful even in bad weather, but then, what is bad...