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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Expect more extreme rain in future - scientist

Global warming to cause more rain, floods, slips, but warmer and drier for wine growers.

A climate change scientist has predicted by 2080 New Zealand will be on average up to two degrees warmer and generally drier in eastern areas, including Hawke's Bay and Marlborough – but will experience more days of extreme heavy rainfall.

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