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Yesterday afternoon t!he temperature took a sudden drop, and a shower was the forerunner of heavy rain which set in by the evening, and continued throughout the greater part of the night. The ranges this morning indicated that a heavy fall of snow took place in the back country. The rainfall recorded at the Domain weather station this morning was 1.18, and the maximum temperature • was

62. The rain will be most welcome to the farmers in the County, who were on the point of becoming extremelyanxious regarding the feed. Even now the prospect of a substantial growth of grass before the" heavy frosts set in is .somewhat remote. In some localities it was found almost impossible to break-up grass land. Other farmers who had sown oats early for green 1 feed, were far from being satisfied I w^h c re sult. Some of the crops through all right, but during the j^ f ew wee k s » showed practically no grow t u many of them changing colour j Reports from Mount Somers and j Anama state that light snow fell in these localities; last. night. There was also a thin coating of snow on the tops of the carriages of the Mount Somers train when it aiu-ived in Ashburton this morning. ' Our Methven con-espondent reports that rain commenced to fall at 3 o'clock yesterday, and continued until ■frell into the night. Snow fell in heavy flakes for about two hours, and early this morning it was lying about an inch deep on the flats, but had all disappeared by 9 o'clock. The rainfall recorded was 1.50. Our correspondent adds that, the fields were in need of the moisture. ''-, .

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THE WEATHER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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THE WEATHER Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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