Droughts and dry spells are common in Hawke’s Bay and usually occur in late spring and summer, between October and March. The lowlands are generally worst affected but hill country can also become very dry. Paddocks of short, brown grass and dry soil, as shown here next to State Highway 5 near Te Hāroto in 2009, can be found throughout the region on a regular basis.
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