Try this for size - from today's forecast, courtesy of the federal Bureau of Meteorology:-
Thursday Possible shower. Min 10 Max 19Now the burning question is, how many millimetres of rain do they expect on each day? These guys should have been economists.
Friday Mainly fine. Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 19
Saturday Showers. Min 13 Max 18
Sunday Shower or two. Min 10 Max 16
Monday A few showers. Min 9 Max 17
Tuesday Shower or two. Min 11 Max 15
Over the weeks gone by it appears 'shower or two' is the most popular contender although the other day there were seven short sharp showers.
On the positive side at least here, unlike in NZ, the TV weather hacks can actually pronounce the word 'showers' with two syllables.