MORE than half of April’s total rainfall bucketed down in the last two days of the month.
A total 40mm fell over the Hamilton area on Tuesday and Wednesday, in what has been a good autumn break for farmers.
Tuesday saw 21.6mm fall over Hamilton, the highest amount in a single day in April.
It was followed up with a further 18.4mm on Wednesday.
Former local primary producer and rural correspondent, Ian Whiting, described the rainfall as “very timely”.
“I would say the average break is about Anzac Day anyway and to get a break before May is pretty usual.
“Because it has been so dry, the south west seems to have missed out a little bit, so I’d say it was very timely to have such a good fall.”
Mr Whiting said the rainfall would give farmers the opportunity to get out and sow seeds for the coming season.
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