Very dry first week

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

The first week of Oc­to­ber proved to be very dry and tem­per­a­tures were around av­er­age for the month.

Baro­met­ric pres­sures re­mained high and very sta­ble and this re­sulted in gen­er­ally light winds and at times cloudy con­di­tions. There were no ma­jor weather sys­tems to cause any dra­matic changes to the weather. Most of the frontal sys­tems weak­ened as they passed over the area and there­fore pro­duced mainly cloud and very light show­ers dur­ing a largely dry week. There is lit­tle sign at the mo­ment of a change in these con­di­tions and weather this week should there­fore fol­low a sim­i­lar pat­tern although there may well be a pe­riod of more rain around the week­end from a sys­tem de­vel­op­ing near eastern Aus­tralia. Oc­to­ber in Taupo¯ is usu­ally very windy with change­able con­di­tions, but is also one of the dri­est months of the year. I would still ex­pect at least an­other cold snap, such is al­ways the fickle na­ture of spring.

Gar­den­ers will cer­tainly no­tice how dry it has been over the past few weeks.

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