[30 November/ Stuff]

Weatherwatch Head Weather Analyst, Philip Duncan said farmers in some parts of the country could be in trouble if it did not stop raining soon. Mr Duncan explained that Northland, Auckland’s West Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu, Canterbury and Southland were drier than normal and contractors were concerned about the fact that grass had stopped growing for silage and hay making. Mr Duncan added that apart from an area of low pressure coming in about the middle of December, it looked like high pressure would dominate to the end of the year.