TDB Today: You ain’t seen nothing yet

Last week was something of a trial: bits of my little farm were being washed out to sea, tracks were eroding, and our road was closed by slips and rockfalls. Just another in a sequence of extreme weather events that have got the locals in North Canterbury wondering about the weird weather being inflicted on them. In my Daily Blog post this week — You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet — I note that worse is on the way, and there’s little we can do beyond battening down the hatches.

[Smashie & Nicey]

3 thoughts on “TDB Today: You ain’t seen nothing yet”

  1. Although it was more isolated in time terms, the flood event in May 1923 is worth mentioning – affecting North Canterbury, Marlborough, Nelson and Wellington. In the preceding April, Dunedin had a record monthly fall as well, in an autumn marked by extra-tropical rain events.

    Emscote (Stag and Spey road) had 775mm in 2 days and 984mm for the month; annual average for a 30-year span was about 1100mm. The longer-term station at Keinton Combe had 624mm in 2 days, about 64% of its annual average. Until readings started at higher areas in the Westland and Mt Taranaki catchments, the 2-day fall at Emscote was a national record high (now comfortably surpassed by a site on the Cropp river, Westland).

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