Media watch – Thursday

18 January 2018


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  1. Just one study, but…

  2. The temperature has been unusually consistent in Dunedin over the last few weeks, even two or three months.Here’s a key reason why.

    • Griff

       /  January 18, 2018

      No polar blasts for the south.
      Tropical surges are inclined to be warm, wet and humid for the north.

      Heavy Rain Warning

      Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

      Area: Northland, especially north of Kaikohe
      Valid: 27 hours from 9:00am Thursday to 12:00pm Friday
      Forecast: Periods of heavy northerly rain. Expect a further 110 to 130mm of rain from about Kaikohe northwards, with 40 to 70mm further south, in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr. However, there is a risk of localised downpours with rainfall intensities of 25 to 40mm/hr.

      You can see the river of rain effect easily in the five day rain forecast.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 18, 2018

        A tad damp and breezy up here but the rain is quite welcome for the tanks and garden. A pretty good summer so far.

  3. Corky

     /  January 19, 2018

    Labour has broken its first promise of the year. They are cutting their quota of tree plantings by half. Jonesy said they are having trouble procuring land. Well, who would have guessed. Let’s hope Labour doesn’t run our economy the same way. Oh, tree planting is the economy.

    Time for National to apply the hurt.