Thank-you to Sarah Hornibrooke for advising us of the many aerosol trails evident in the Rapidfire satellite imagery for New Zealand for Saturday, March the 8th, 2014. The following images are taken from both the Terra and Aqua Rapidfire shots for that date. The web address for some shots can be found at the top of the image.
The masses of aerosols sprayed over the sea adjacent land will probably significantly reduce the amount of rainfall ultimately, as they will inhibit precipitation, and thus development of rain clouds, as they are blocking the sunlight from reaching seawater, thereby contributing to the ongoing dry conditions in the north.
Below: Notice all the trails over the sea adjacent land, in particular over the Hauraki Gulf, in the vicinity of Rangitoto Island and those running up the west coast of Auckland and Helensville. From: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/?subset=NewZealand.2014067.terra.250m
Below: This double-banded part-circular indentation was in the Terra image over the lower North Island.
Above: What created the holes in the cloud cover over Lower North Island?