Hope the forecast is wrong. 10 days of rain!

paulmc, Sep 19, 1:15pm


rollydog1, Sep 19, 3:25pm
Well thats my weekend in the garden ruined

kevymtnz, Sep 19, 4:02pm

jett.industries, Sep 19, 5:46pm
Hope the weather is right, drought on it's way and I have 40 acres of dry paddocks already.

slimgym, Sep 19, 5:46pm
no no please no, yesterday was so lovely

deanna14, Sep 20, 12:33am
Same, 25 dry acres here.

mm12345, Sep 20, 1:01am
Metservice 10 day forecast for Chch is flawed.
If there's been a period of rain, but forecast pressure indicates low wind, then for some stupid reason the algorithm they use defaults to "rain" or "showers" with "light" or "little" wind.
It's actually very unusual to get rain in Chch when wind is low - rain and showers tend to come with Southerlies or E/NE humid winds.
I suspect whoever set that up for Metservice has never been here. Probably an Aucklander - someone used to rain or showers under basically any wind condition.

pettal, Sep 20, 1:10am
this site is much better = http://cwu.co.nz/forecast/christchurch/

hayster94, Sep 20, 1:20am
Yep pretty depressing weather that's for sure

craftylady1, Sep 20, 1:27am
I have worked out that's its right as, if they say the wx is going to be terrible, then its usually a good time to hang the washing out, and guarantee it will dry

jett.industries, Sep 20, 3:23am
I have worked out that the only time they get it right is retrospectively. Last Xmas they forecast rain for 5 days running so I spent $1100 on fertilizing a paddock. Had to keep the llamas off it for over 8 weeks until it came. Even so I do hope we get it now.

paulmc, Sep 20, 5:13am
I still hope the forecast is wrong. There are only 2 days where light winds are predicted therefore only 2 fine days (if you're right) out of 10.

nanske, Sep 20, 6:13am
I don??

melford, Sep 20, 7:33am
I don't have any faith in Metservice either they have been wrong too many times. Thanks for that link.

jett.industries, Sep 20, 11:16pm
First night of rain, just wish day was a bit warmer to make my grass grow

treecave, Sep 21, 6:38am
metservice are a joke. they cant predict 2 days in advance let alone 10

samanya, Sep 24, 3:22am
I just hope that those who need the rain most (especially in the Hawarden area) get plenty. I welcome it at this time of year as it's forecast for a long dry summer, again.

jett.industries, Apr 2, 3:10pm
Indeed, one nor'wester and we are done, so all rain is welcome my way.

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