Monday, August 23, 2010

watery wednesday: rain

It's raining, it's pouring.
I am stuck behind a heavy vehicle which is traveling very slowly.
Just as well, I am going home and not rushing off to work.

We didn't have a good winter, there were not many days with sunshine. In Christchurch, they actually had 2 days of sunshine in the month. We are always blaming the weather office for not predicting accurately. Now they ( National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa),)have brought in a new $12.7m computer which they say will yield more accurate rainfall predictions.

It is not so important for ordinary people like me to know whether I should hang the laundry out or go to the beach for a swim. Or I can't see our famous Sky tower from school. But for the commercial fishermen, the accurate prediction may mean life or death of his life and business.

Storm lashes Auckland's waterfront


magiceye said...

weather has been freaky of late all over the world

rainfield61 said...

Seems like it is raining over the whole world.

George said...

Our weather service also has problems with rain -- or at least we never seem to get rain when they say we will. We've had a very dry summer here in our part of Tennessee.

eileeninmd said...

Rain can be good or bad, either we get too much or not enough. I think weather can change at anytime and it is hard for the weathermen to predict.

DoanLegacy said...

Awesome shot, and it has been raining here too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Good luck with the accurate weather forecasts! :)))

eden said...

Weather is unpredictable sometimes. Great shot.