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HEARTHEONEABOUT. . .?
OK, so we all know the weather for
the past four weeks has been, well,
rubbish, to put it mildly. But that
doesn't mean we can't try to have
some fun and laugh at ourselves and
our awful southern climate. Check
out our jokes below and let us know
if you have any, or any funny
weather stories. Email them to:
Tom arrives at a hotel in Gore on a cold,
grey, drizzly day. The weather remains the
same for two weeks. Exasperated, Tom stops
a little boy in the street.
Does the weather here ever change?'' he
asks. I don't know,'' the boy replies. I'm only
Did you enjoy summer last year? It was on
It's been so cold this month that politicians
have had their hands in their own pockets.
Harry gets a job as a weatherman in the Far
East. But, try as he might, he can never get a
forecast right. Eventually he's sacked and has
to fly home.
A friend asks why he's back so soon. Harry
replies. The climate didn't agree with me.''
Why are meteorologists always nervous?
Their future is always up in the air.
How do sheep keep warm in Southland in
spring? Central bleating
It rains only twice a year in Southland:
August through to April and May to July.
Wet weather: Queens Park golfers, from left, Elaine Hansen, Brenda Adamson and Val Wallace brave the elements at the Drummond Teams
Tournament at Drummond last week. Wet October weather has affected everything from farming to sports events and school camps, with
weather experts saying we've had rain every day of the month, bar one.
Photo: MARY WITSEY
Soggy October wets many
By MARY WITSEY
If you think it's been a bit wet in the
south lately, you'd be right.
In fact, records show that so far this
October we've had much more of the wet
stuff than usual.
According to the MetService, one-and-a-
half times the normal October rainfall
has already fallen so far this month.
Meteorologist Stephen Glassey said
Southland had already exceeded its
monthly October average rainfall of 107
millimetres and had been drenched by
151mm up to Tuesday of this week.
''It's rained every single day in the
month of October apart from Tuesday the
9th, with the most rain falling on Friday,
In October last year there was just 83mm
of rain for the entire month, almost 50
per cent less than so far this month.
''That's quite a lot less rain than last
There was also slightly above average
rainfall in the south for September, when
109mm fell. However, our August was
considerably drier than normal with just
16mm recorded, compared with the
monthly average of 78mm.
Environment Southland data manage-
ment officer Helen Brown said
Southland's rainfall network
had received above average
rainfall for the entire month of
''As soils are well saturated, any
further rainfall will directly lead
to higher river levels.''
High rainfall was recorded on
Friday, October 12, with Te
Anau reaching the highest
recording of 45mm, while up to
20mm was recorded at Three
Kings last Saturday.
With the large amount of rain,
river flows around Southland
have also been well up this
The lower Mataura River at
Seaward Downs was last week 122 per
cent above average, the upper Oreti
River at Wallacetown was 93 per cent
above average and the Aparima River at
Dunrobin was 65 per cent above its
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