We have had flooding in our area, and all round, our home was safe, huge amounts of water on the lawn, 187mm , or just over 7.25 inches, according to the rain gauge. and the Tutaenui Stream at our boundary was a raging torrent. In some areas, people are stranded, families will not be able to return home for a month or so, only by helicopter now, and many homes are uninhabitable, and have to be demolished. Fences, trees, roads and bridges are so badly damaged in many places.The power stayed on, but no Internet for days, and then I had to reset the modem router. So a lot of catching up to do, probable no comments until I am back to normal .We have so much to be thankful for .
Here is the track to the stream, January 2014, when Ginger Boy first came to our place
This was last Saturday, the water came up to where Ginger was standing
When the water drained away, we were left with a wonderful sand bank.
Latest update, this week I had a visit to the Ophthalmology Clinic, cataracts are starting, but the glaucoma is not a worry at the moment. Huge relief.
Wednesday, a long trip to Wellington Hospital, a lengthy and so thorough, Anaesthetic pre-assessment. This was 2.5 hours long, and it is all go from now on, and hopefully not too long to wait. Hugh is relieved, maybe a little, maybe quite a bit…apprehensive. Several days stay down there, and recuperation, they didn’t suggest any time-frame at all.
We have sunshine today, after some cold mornings, but in the South Island, record low temperatures, photo and data from the internet.
Minus 20 Celsius at Pukaki, near Mt Cook, on Tuesday 22nd June. Aucklanders complained, needing puffer jackets and thermal underwear, as they had a 3Celsius morning. A bright spark on TV told them to harden up!!!
Here is frost at Tekapo, inland South Island
COLDEST RECORDED NZ TEMPERATURES
-25.6C, 1903, Ranfurly, Central Otago
-21.6C, 1995, Ophir, Central Otago
-21C, 2015, Omarama
-19.8C, 2015, Pukaki Aerodrome
-19.7C, 1943, Ophir, Central Otago
-18.9C, 1878, Bealey, Canterbury
-18.6, 1939, Manorburn Dam, Central Otago
-18.3C, 1918, Ranfurly, Central Otago
-17.9C, 1968, Omarama
-17.5C, 1930, Manorburn Dam, Central Otago
These temperatures are all taken in habitable areas, so it would be a lot colder in the peaks of the Southern Alps.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ You will miss the water, only when the well runs dry”
Greetings from Jean