Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Storm Warnings

The usually sleepy Leith this morning in raging mode through the University of Otago Campus.

I've seen it far worse - up over the banks - and who knows what it'll look like when the water drains down from the hinterland.

We've had rain for days and today expect a southerly change with snow.

Better batten down any hatches that weren't already safely bolted.


terence said...

I arrived in Canberra three months ago to discover that I'd turned up at the end of a long (4,7, or 16 years depending on who you ask) drought. Basically, it's been far wetter here over the last few months than almost anytime in the last decade. Which means a day's rain at least once every two weeks and occasionally once a week. If this is an unseasonal wet spell, I'd *really* hate to see Canberra in a drought...

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Yep, it's all relative, isn't it? :)

The interminable-seeming week-long incessant rain only happens here in Dunedin every twenty years or so, and when it does everyone nearly goes mad with it, and the land, unused to such liquid assault, sinks under water. Such extended rainfalls though are standard in Taranaki where I once lived, and not uncommon in Auckland where I grew up.