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My Daily Digest: November 19, 2020

Looming heatwave a win-lose forecast  I dipped a toe into the Tasman Sea last week expecting to get a bit of a shock. I did, but it was because of the warmth, not the cold.

There’s another marine heatwave coming, forecasters say, which could lead to a scorching summer.

While this is great news for swimmers, surfers and loungers, it will have food producers worried.

With the landscape covered in wrapped bales at the moment and ther spring grass growing well, drought can seem a long way off.

But soil moisture levels are down across the country and it won’t take much to turn things dry.

La Nina may still bring moisture to unfamiliar places over the next few months.

But it would be prudent to plan for a dry and hot summer. This year being what it is, we wouldn’t have expected anything else.


Bryan Gibson


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