2002 rainfall to date
Much of New Zealand has received near normal rainfall. Parts of Waikato, Bay of Plenty, south Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson, and North and inland Otago have been drier than average. Parts of Manawatu, Westland, Southland, and south Otago have been wetter than average.
Total rainfalls for 1 January to 31 October 2002.
Update on the SOI
The mean Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) for October was -0.9, with the three month average now at -1.2.