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The Waimakariri might have had a bit of rain in the last
week, with some more forecast for the next few days, but that is not cause to
get comfy on the fire front. If anything, our fire risk is even greater, with
people lighting up at the first sight of rain, when they shouldn’t be.
Fire & Emergency New Zealand advises that restrictions
remain in place, and permits are required before fires can be lit.
If you would like to light, go to the www.checkitsalright.nz website to determine
what rules apply for your location.
While recent rain has added a green tinge to the vegetation
in some areas, FENZ has not relaxed its fire restrictions, although the
moisture has delayed the changeover from a restricted to a prohibitive fire
The national fire body has a series of predetermined scientific
triggers that are used to determine fire season status.
The methodology is based on a combination of grass curing
and calculated values from the Fire Weather Index, the latter being determined
from the network of Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) situated around
RAWS provide daily measurements of temperature, relative
humidity, wind speed and rainfall.
While grass curing remains very high in parts, areas where
grass has been cut has had the opportunity to freshen up a bit with recent
As a result, the fire weather codes and indices FENZ monitor
have fallen sharply, and are currently well below the predetermined thresholds required
for imposing a Prohibited Fire Season.
There is still, FENZ cautions, a long way to go this summer.
In the meantime:
Name: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 0800 965 468