El Nino brings drier weather to my part of the world. After two moist seasons and two particularly cold winters, we have just had a winter/early spring period of high temps and almost NO RAIN.
Curiously, this year resembles the two previous ones in an unexpected way. Though we are now experiencing the classic effects of El Nino, there continues to be an oceanic influence on our winds. The last three years have been dominated by southerlies and nor’easters, with only the odd swing-about to the west. This is something very different to the trends of the last thirty years, and it’s surprising that even El Nino conditions haven’t reversed it.
The effect is pleasant: a balmy spring that is almost European in feel, rather than the gusty, static-charged crossover period from winter to summer. Normally, our autumn has the glamour. This year, spring has borrowed it.
BUT IT’S NOT RAINING.
The main purpose of this blog was to promote moso by showing its progress through its amazing spring surge. Sadly, there will be a delay, and the surge may be less amazing this year. Drought is a bore.
So change the subject. Did you know that from this…
…they make this?