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Old Sep 25th 2023, 1:12 pm
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Default Current weather and quakes in NZ. All OK?

We follow NZ news (which shouldn't be a surprise ).

Firstly there was a big quake near Geraldine.
However thankfully (reportedly) nobody seemed to be adversely affected.
Hoping nobody here was.

Secondly there is a massive amount of rain which has devastated Queenstown then moved slowly North.
Hope all are well and have not been affected.
It seems to be still slowly moving North, but again thankfully it doesn't seem to be scheduled to hit Auckland (for some reason).

Wishing you all well.
There hasn't been a weather or quake post for a while.
Posting here because the off-topic forum is no more.
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Old Sep 25th 2023, 7:30 pm
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Hades has agreed not to create any more earthquakes.

Can't really comment on the weather save to say it's mostly seasonal.
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Old Sep 25th 2023, 8:31 pm
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We were in Akaroa for the quake.
It was long, sttong and no fun simply because you cannot know if it will increase or stop.
The weather for NZ has altered. One can expect more extremes and atmospheric rivers. MrBEVS would have been out with Civil Defence but we are away rom homr.
Queenstown has a boil water notice which should always be the case after floods and deluge re sewage.

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Don't be fooled, we've had torrential rain in Auckland over the past two nights.

Auckland had a full year's worth of rainfall in the first five months of this year, anything more just pales into insignificance and is no longer newsworthy.
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles
Don't be fooled, we've had torrential rain in Auckland over the past two nights.

Auckland had a full year's worth of rainfall in the first five months of this year, anything more just pales into insignificance and is no longer newsworthy.
Well! It should be !

A rather LARGE CHAT is needed by all agencies and parties. Openess and honesty.
NZ is nowhere near able tbh.
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles
Don't be fooled, we've had torrential rain in Auckland over the past two nights.

Auckland had a full year's worth of rainfall in the first five months of this year, anything more just pales into insignificance and is no longer newsworthy.
Well! It should be !

A rather LARGE CHAT is needed by all agencies and parties. Openess and honesty.
NZ is nowhere near able tbh.

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We were in Akaroa for the quake.
It was long, sttong and no fun simply because you cannot know if it will increase or stop.
The weather for NZ has altered. One can expect more extremes and atmospheric rivers. MrBEVS would have been out with Civil Defence but we are away rom homr.
Queenstown has a boil water notice which should always be the case after floods and deluge re sewage.
I know how much you loathe earthquakes. The not knowing was one of the worst bits for me. We didn't experience many in Auckland but when we had a couple close together, I was always waiting for the next one.
Yep, the weather has most certainly changed over the 16 years we spent there. Became much windier and wetter over the years.
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Don't be fooled, we've had torrential rain in Auckland over the past two nights.

Auckland had a full year's worth of rainfall in the first five months of this year, anything more just pales into insignificance and is no longer newsworthy.
Sorry to hear you've had lots more rain Bo-Jangles. When we left our old house in May, our back garden was saturated far worse than it ever had been in the past. Couldn't walk on the lawn at all. It had never been that wet and certainly not in Autumn.
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Well! It should be !

A rather LARGE CHAT is needed by all agencies and parties. Openess and honesty.
NZ is nowhere near able tbh.
As usual nothing will happen. With Code Brown in charge of Auckland, the guy will spout a lot of hot air and diarrhoea!
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There's was a boil water alert in Qtown for a wee while before the weather came through.

Weather is great here in otago, could do with a few more showers in summer but on the whole it's pretty good. frosts and occasional snow in winter nice and warm in summer. Relatively drama free and we don't get earthquakes., not even little ones
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Originally Posted by Justcol
There's was a boil water alert in Qtown for a wee while before the weather came through.

Weather is great here in otago, could do with a few more showers in summer but on the whole it's pretty good. frosts and occasional snow in winter nice and warm in summer. Relatively drama free and we don't get earthquakes., not even little ones
You know I have my eyes on the area.
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Still taking a beating, I see.

Very strong winds this time, roads closed, camper vans blown over, cats sleeping with dogs.....

Again, hope everyone is OK.
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Originally Posted by BEVS
You know I have my eyes on the area.
It never disappoints

Originally Posted by LittleGreyCat
Still taking a beating, I see.

Very strong winds this time, roads closed, camper vans blown over, cats sleeping with dogs.....

Again, hope everyone is OK.
Bit of a breeze came through and cleared the cobwebs, nothing more.


The local ranges and landscape shield our little township which means we tend to escape most of the weather extremes. It was a good drying day 😆


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See you've got some rain warnings up around Nelson.
Is this a usual summer or a damp one?
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Originally Posted by LittleGreyCat
See you've got some rain warnings up around Nelson.
Is this a usual summer or a damp one?
There has been weather warnings and maybe those more over on the west coast may have received some extreme weather but for where we are it is all rather dry, dusty and gusty. There are already water restrictions and we're already having to monitor our rain water tanks. We are able to switch to mains if it all runs dry . In the past few years this has been more the case so I would say the weather here has definitely changed .

Most every day is gusty which is relatively new to us in this region. October and December should bring rains but it has or did not. Yes - there have been a few downpours but not rains as such.

Quite honestly we need a good few weeks of rain .



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