dry spell


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dry spell

Rur. a period with no rain. The dry spell killed the crops. We ain't had such a long dry spell since 1988.
See also: dry, spell
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ISLAMABAD -- The prolonged dry spell would continue in different parts of the country with no chances of any significant rain by the end of December, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
The National Disaster Management director, Mr Manasa Tagicakibau said in his presentation to the head of government that the dry spell is driven by the potential El Nino that has been trying to develop fully in the Pacific since May.
According to Macara, the longest dry spell in Queenstown was 59 days which began on July 21, 1952.
Hoping that the striker's condition will end soon, Ferguson said that Van Persie needs to go through the period without losing his faith in the game, adding that players will continue to have dry spells and Van Persie is one of them.
A sizeable number of them have planted tomato and capsicum crops which have been damaged by the continuous dry spell.
But the prolonged dry spell has given a boost to the region's Pick-Your-Own fruit farms.
We have had a prolonged dry spell and fast-ground horses can only run so often.
However, I remember the hot, dry spells of recent years, when, incredibly, water was restricted, and the sight of those dried-out ponds are stark reminders of what drought can do, should the predictions for our climatic future be correct.
The weather charts currently indicate a dry spell and high pressure arriving over the next few weeks up until November 24 in the run up to winter.
With straw lying wet and quality disappearing fast, the price will inevitably rise and we know of many farmers who are now chopping the straw as they can't afford to lose time waiting for a dry spell to bale it.
But the hot dry spell means the grass has virtually stopped growing, which means farmers with livestock are running out of grazing land.
I really wouldn't consider it a dry spell,'' Herrington said.
We would be concerned if the dry spell continued into the winter.
Although billings for Y&R rose 5% in 2002, the company had been experiencing a dry spell and had lost several accounts, including Mattel Fisher-Price and most of Kraft.
Met Office Birmingham forecaster Matt Roe says: 'The current fine and dry spell looks set to continue well into the coming week.