Serendipity Photo Prompt: Weather Woes

Flooding and El Nino-1-2

Good morning from a very windy Hastings spring day.

Thursday for me is time for 

Just as I was deciding to shift we had a really bad week of constant heavy rain. It just never seemed to end.  And it was heavy.

Flooding and El Nino-1

It was a good time to go around looking for a new place to live.  It wasn’t just wet, but very cold as well.  My other house never seemed to warm up, even with the fire going.

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So when I went into this house and it was so warm, I made up my mind straight away and signed up for it.

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This above photo was taken on the Friday, once the rain had stopped and the flooding had eased.

My son took this photo from the bridge on the way to his college.  The water was right up to the bridge.

So that where I had stood to take my photos was under water a couple of days prior.

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By the time the rain had stopped everyone was so over it.  Yet all the meteorologists can talk about is that we are expecting a really severe El Nino summer – that means a long, hot and dry summer.

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So maybe we had all this rain to help prepare us for the dry summer to come.

After the flooding at Napier-8-21

I also went down to the estuary and beach to see what damage had been done and as you can see there was even flooding at the beach.

After the flooding at Napier-8-17

Even whole plants, roots and all were ripped out and ended up drying out on the beach.

Now we are very windy.  Usual weather for this time of the year.

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Finally here is a video showing the extent of the flooding.

Thanks for visiting.

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