Dry spell taking toll in North Island

Radio NZ, 24th March, 2014

Federated Farmers says a long dry spell in parts of the upper North Island is starting to take its toll.

Areas in Northland, Auckland and Waikato have had no decent rain for about three months.

No captionPhoto: PHOTO NZ

The west coast of Northland, south Auckland and northern and eastern Waikato are in the worst shape.

Waikato Federated Farmers president James Houghton says the situation is getting near to desperate for some.

No drought declaration has been made but Mr Houghton says the situation is being closely monitored week by week.

In Northland, Federated Farmers dairy section chair Ashley Cullen says some areas have recently had up to 40mm of rain but on the west side particularly around Dargaville it’s serious.

While farmers are becoming more used to long dry periods, Mr Cullen says it’s still very frustrating for them.

More: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/239664/dry-spell-taking-toll-in-north-island

This entry was posted in Weather Modification, Weather News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s