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Tópico em 'África, Ásia e Oceânia' iniciado por Orion 1 Jan 2016 às 18:17.
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A vizinha Nova Zelândia também está a experienciar uma seca:
Despite the weekend's deluge in the north, summer is barely a month old and already some regions are running low on drinking water. Supplies for farm animals and crops are being rationed.
Trucks are delivering water to parched vineyards in Marlborough. As river levels dip in the hottest months, water quality falls. Warning signs beside freshwater lagoons at Piha, Karekare and Bethells because of overloaded septic tanks are a familiar summer sight.
Toxic algae has been detected at 15 freshwater sites in Canterbury. North of Christchurch, people who draw water from rural supplies with shallow intakes must permanently boil water used for drinking, oral hygiene and food preparation.
The pattern is repeated most years. In all likelihood, the task of ensuring towns and cities - and the countryside - have access to clean and sufficient water, as well as water for recreation, is certain to become a pressing issue. It begs questions whether communities are adequately prepared to cope with water supply stresses, and whether agencies which manage fresh water are on top of their game.
New Zealand has immense water resources but much of it is in the wrong place. In some regions, limits to water use are approaching, crimped by supply or quality. All New Zealanders expect reliable access to clean water. The economy rests on its assured supply. As many as 200,000 jobs - in dairying, horticulture and tourism - directly depend on water.
Rain reports from 9am Tuesday to 4am Wednesday include:
Bungwahl 255 mm
Upper Chichester (near Barrington Tops) 222 mm
Dungog 169 mm
Macquarie College 200 mm, Wallsend 194 mm, Merewether 191 mm (Newcastle area)
Williamtown Airport 186 mm
Tocal 157 mm
Maitland 155 mm
Imagem de radar que engloba a zona do aviso e acumulados nas estações entre as 9 da manhã do dia 5 até às +-07:20 do dia 6 (hora de Sydney):
WA fires: Emergency warnings for Waroona, Harvey
WA bushfire threatens several towns, residents warned to evacuate
Fishers told to be patient as El Nino continues
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners deliver 5,000 bales to western Queensland's drought-affected graziers
Cotton farmers battle one of the worst cropping seasons on record after pesticide damage
NSW storm: Power cut from thousands of homes
Quando chove no deserto...
Before and after: How the drought is biting in regional Australia
Stunning aerial views of New Zealand captured in 'View from Above' project
Há pouco ocorreram trovoadas severas perto de Cairns, Queensland, Austrália...
... que geraram um brutal acumulado horário no início da madrugada: