Expect more of the same, they said.
Forecasters predicted a repeat of the ugly weather from yesterday. Looking at the rain radar for Wellington, I thought they might be right, but the day started with some sunshine in which to inspect the wreckage from yesterday.
I was down on Normandale Road watching the digger excavating the water main to effect a more permanent repair. Out to the South there were some imposing clouds which seemed to threaten more rain. The radar was suggesting the ugly weather was coming in from the West, however, so they were probably irrelevant. Out to the East, there were wisps of low cloud drifting along the Eastern Hills.
A little later with the Friday domestic obligations met, I set out for Pauatahanui to see what, if anything had been affected by the weather. I suspect that the shingle bank near our favourite kingfisher spot has got bigger, but other than that, all seems well. A group of Royal Spoonbills was huddled against the bitter Southerly and various other water fowl were browsing.
And then the rain arrived. It was not as fierce as the previous day’s downpour, but it slowed things down on the Haywards Hill road. Mt Cecil Rd offers a view back towards Judgeford so I ducked out of the traffic and tried to capture the weight of the rain. The headlights on SH58 below are vehicles coming from the Porirua side towards the Hutt Valley.
Still chilly, but improving.