0 HEAVY SOUTHERLY GALE.
A heavy southerly gale raged over Banks Peninsula on Sunday last which is the severest experienced for some years past. The rain began to fall on Saturday evening after the hot nor' west weather and continued steadily throughout the night. On Sunday a heavy southerly gale set in about mid-day and continued with unabating violence until midnight, the climax coming between 6 p.m. and S p.m. Throughout heavy rain showers were experienced and the creeks were running veyr full.
The rainfall as registered in the borough was .18 on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and 1.54 yesterday morning. The following table shows the rainfall up to April for 1916 and for the corresponding months last year : — Month. No of days 1916 1915 "January 4 .63 1.48 February 6 2.52 1.32 March 10 2.04 2.55 April 8 3.90 1.05 Totals 8.09 6.4 The total rainfall last year was 14.48 inches registered by the Government guage in Akaroa Borough.
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THE RAINFALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3541, 2 May 1916
THE RAINFALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3541, 2 May 1916
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