It started raining sometime on Sunday evening, and it hasn't let up since.
Up until Sunday night we'd experienced one of the best Easters weatherwise that we can remember for some years. Friday and Saturday were fine, calm and warm. There were plenty of boats out fishing, and I'm told that the kahawai were biting at the river mouth as well. Sunday dawned similarly, but the clouds started to roll in late in the afternoon, and since then the dampness has arrived.
Not that we're complaining; the rain is very welcome, and is doing the garden no end of good. Our farmer friends will be happy as well. We had a cold snap at the beginning of last week, but then as the week went on the temperatures rose steadily up to the early 20's. The rain will give pastures a welcome boost as winter draws nearer; it might be the last flush of growth that they get to sustain them over the winter months.
Wanganui, like much of provincial New Zealand serves a big farming area. And when the farmers are happy and spending their loot, then town is happy as well. The rain may be an inconvenience in the school holidays, but it has a silver lining for many, and it won't be doing the golf course any harm either!