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Reply # 1006620 16-Mar-2014 11:10 One person supports this post Send private message

I'm really disappointed at how little rain fell here. I was hoping for a decent soaking.

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  Reply # 1006659 16-Mar-2014 12:07 Send private message

28 degrees in Kapiti today. Loving it. Normal weather for a change :-)

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  Reply # 1006671 16-Mar-2014 12:26 Send private message

DarthKermit: I'm really disappointed at how little rain fell here. I was hoping for a decent soaking.


Yes, us too. 41mm here - not enough to make a difference to the tanks.

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  Reply # 1006698 16-Mar-2014 13:26 Send private message

Unfortunately most of the weather forecasts come via the media ... the NZ Herald for example said yesterday would be "heavy showers" in Auckland, but the worst we got around here was continual minor drizzle.

Of course having a forecast for such a large area is rather ridiculous and will never be accurate ... there may well have been "heavy showers" somewhere in the widespread "Auckland" region.

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  Reply # 1006742 16-Mar-2014 15:32 Send private message

Buzz Bumble: Unfortunately most of the weather forecasts come via the media ... the NZ Herald for example said yesterday would be "heavy showers" in Auckland, but the worst we got around here was continual minor drizzle.

Of course having a forecast for such a large area is rather ridiculous and will never be accurate ... there may well have been "heavy showers" somewhere in the widespread "Auckland" region.


You could do with researching forecasting




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  Reply # 1006743 16-Mar-2014 15:35 Send private message

Klipspringer: 28 degrees in Kapiti today. Loving it. Normal weather for a change :-)


Came out of the Police College and the humidity hit like a wave. Certainly is warm.




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  Reply # 1006771 16-Mar-2014 16:53 Send private message

Warm here to in the Hawkes Bay was damn warm all last night aswell we had a little bit of rain in Napier/Hastings but lots of wind and here's my cell phone telling me to expect snow flurries errrr WTF




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  Reply # 1006827 16-Mar-2014 18:58 Send private message

Buzz Bumble: Unfortunately most of the weather forecasts come via the media ... the NZ Herald for example said yesterday would be "heavy showers" in Auckland, but the worst we got around here was continual minor drizzle.

Of course having a forecast for such a large area is rather ridiculous and will never be accurate ... there may well have been "heavy showers" somewhere in the widespread "Auckland" region.


Try Karaka between 8am and about 11.30am .  Real heavy showers.. 




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  Reply # 1006833 16-Mar-2014 19:13 Send private message

Most we got in Hamilton were occasional showers, the storm was def no Drought Breaker :(

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  Reply # 1006837 16-Mar-2014 19:22 Send private message

Don't understand why some people are so upset at the weather forecasters.

Lusi killed three people in the islands, was the only named storm on earth at the time and was headed directly towards us. Yes storms dissipate, we were lucky, but what if it had not?

We already know a kid was swept out to sea in Auckland, it is not wrong for the weather forecasters studying a multivariate and ever changing systems to use caution.  

Apply your logic to the financial system or politics if you think it's easy


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  Reply # 1006840 16-Mar-2014 19:28 Send private message


KiwiNZ: You could do with researching forecasting


No thanks. Not really interested in myths, ghosts, angels, visiting space aliens, and other similar imaginary nonsense. An accurate forecast of the Lotto numbers on the other hand ... ;-)

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  Reply # 1006851 16-Mar-2014 19:57 One person supports this post Send private message

Buzz Bumble:

KiwiNZ: You could do with researching forecasting


No thanks. Not really interested in myths, ghosts, angels, visiting space aliens, and other similar imaginary nonsense. An accurate forecast of the Lotto numbers on the other hand ... ;-)


So you know nothing of the science but belittle it and its professionals




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  Reply # 1006927 16-Mar-2014 21:37 Send private message

Currently getting slammed with some powerful wind gusts an steady rain




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  Reply # 1006935 16-Mar-2014 21:48 Send private message

turnin: Don't understand why some people are so upset at the weather forecasters.

Lusi killed three people in the islands, was the only named storm on earth at the time and was headed directly towards us. Yes storms dissipate, we were lucky, but what if it had not?

We already know a kid was swept out to sea in Auckland, it is not wrong for the weather forecasters studying a multivariate and ever changing systems to use caution.  

Apply your logic to the financial system or politics if you think it's easy



I agree. It was an approaching cyclone, and here in ChCh it was warned we could have 100mm rain, but if it turned away, just 30mm and thats what happened. MetService also advised that some areas may be okish and others can be hit hard and they were. Tress were down, and on power lines and some houses, and a couple of thousand lost power.  It probably weakened a tickle more than expected, and most got away without a bad storm. 

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Reply # 1006939 16-Mar-2014 21:57 One person supports this post Send private message

Buzz Bumble:

KiwiNZ: You could do with researching forecasting

No thanks. Not really interested in myths, ghosts, angels, visiting space aliens, and other similar imaginary nonsense. An accurate forecast of the Lotto numbers on the other hand ... ;-)

Unlike you, my friend, I would be happy to settle for probability of 100% correct 10% of the time. ; ).

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