25 May 2020

Weather: Weekend rain not enough to break drought

From Checkpoint, 5:26 pm on 25 May 2020

Farmers in parched regions of the country say the rain that has fallen over the past 24 hours is a small reprieve, but it is no drought-breaker.

A front brought just 8-15mm of rain to Northland, Auckland, Hawkes Bay and North Canterbury while in contrast Wellington and Taranaki got more than 40mm.

RNZ reporter Robin Martin has more