Bad weather in the North Island

Most of last week was wet for North Islanders and for people in Nelson. New Year’s Eve celebrations were cancelled in many towns. Roads were closed in the Bay of Plenty because of flooding. Nelson had major flooding before Christmas with roads closed by slips. Listen to Nelson Floods to hear more about this.

Many workers are on holiday from Christmas until January 9th. A camping holiday is popular in the summer and thousands of families are camping in tents. It is very unpleasant in a tent when it is raining. However, the weather should start to improve in the next day or two.

The best place to be for sunny weather is Central Otago. Queenstown, Wanaka and Alexandra have had fine warm weather all week.

Pronunciation

Queenstown – make sure you include the “w” in the first consonant sound: “kw”






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