are some of my comments from Facebook about this:
seems to me that, rather than acknowledge the truth that we are
facing abrupt climate change that has little to do with el-Nino or
la-Nina the authorities and media are resorting to the BIG LIE and
are now saying that conditions that are likely to surpass the el-Nino
of two years ago are because of the la-Nina.
shit is this?! La Nina is known to produce COOLER and WETTER
this is like an el-Nino on steroids. The Hutt
is as bereft of water as it ever has been and NEVER at the end of
like Greymouth, Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass ... places in Canterbury
like Lincoln, which is tracking for its second driest month overall
since records began in 1881."
Noll said the dry weather was set to continue BECAUSE OF” La Nina
authorities will NEVER come clean on this and continue to peddle
is what was written about what to expect from a la- Nina.
means we just have to look at what is currently happening to get an
idea as to what a La Nina summer in New Zealand will look like. In
bullet points here is what New Zealanders can (very generally)
warmer sea temperatures
weather, especially coastal areas
risk for afternoon showers, especially inland
than average for many North Island and some western and northern
South Island areas.
uptick in easterlies
slight increase in an ex-cyclone passing by New Zealand or directly
impacting New Zealand
warm & possibly more humid
many areas have already been experiencing similar conditions. For
drought affected Canterbury La Nina can drive in more easterlies
(good for getting moisture in to your area) and also an increase in
spillover rain from West Coast events. At this stage nothing to
indicate a major turn around in the weather pattern over the South
Island. Remember this La Nina is considered to be weak.”
well. It seems they’re making things up as they go.
water woes 'unheard of' this time of year
Wellington region's emergency water supply has already been tapped
into, as rivers dry out in an unusually warm and dry start to summer.
Water said just over 6 percent of the water stored in the Te Marua
storage lakes had been used to top up the region's regular supply.
engagement manager Alex van Passen said it was important the water in
the storage lakes lasted all summer.
been really unusual about this summer so far is it's just so early
for us to have been tapping into our lake supply, it's just unheard
of really for us to be using lake water to supplement that river and
aquifer supply in November."
van Passen said water use had dropped to 161 million litres a day,
and if it stayed at that level, the lakes should last until the end
said during the Christmas holiday period water demand usually dropped
off, and some ground could be gained supply-wise during that time.
he said restrictions on water use were expected to stay in place.
Water's manager of treatment plant operations Jeremy McKibbin said
there had been a drop in water usage on Friday.
said if people continued to be careful with their water there was no
reason there would be a total ban on using water outdoors.
sprinkler ban was put in place in the past week, but people could
still water their gardens with a hose.
and Emergency officers are asking people in Christchurch and the
Selwyn district to make sure their properties are fire-safe, after
the driest November on record.
Christchurch weather station that has been running since 1864
recorded only 1.4 millimetres of rain in November.
was even drier in Lincoln, which got only four-tenths of a
principal rural fire officer for the area, Darrin Woods, said a
restricted fire season will be declared next week.
said they hadn't seen a month with such little rainfall since
probably December 2003.
Woods said people should clear vegetation around their homes and mow
lawns in the morning - when it is coolest - to prevent the risk of
sparks from mower blades starting fires.