An ‘atmospheric river’ of rain has dumped excessive water from the tropics on parts of Aotearoa New Zealand: Live wild weather updates: Nelson, Far North brace for more rain. A friend who lives north of Auckland visited on her way to Nelson where she was to start a 9 month course. That plan’s had to change as Nelson is more or less cut off by flooding and road damage.

Luckily, we’ve just had additional ‘normal’ rain this week, so it’s puddles all round. In August 2022 we’ve had almost 100 mm rain. This calendar year it’s 1063 mm.

Puddle lake in next door paddock.
1063 mm rain this calendar year.
Miraz Jordan @Miraz