Outlook and outcome – April 2004 to June 2004
Rainfall was near normal as predicted in many areas, but was higher than predicted for the northern North Island. Bay of Plenty and East Cape and the northern and southern extremities of the South Island were wetter than predicted.
Temperatures were near average in the North Island, in line with the outlook for April to June, but higher than forecast in most of the South Island.
Soil moisture levels were below normal as predicted in north Otago and coastal Canterbury. River flows were above normal in west Otago, northwest South Island, and western North Island, low in Northland (as predicted), and low in Hawke’s Bay, east Otago, coastal Canterbury, and Marlborough. Elsewhere, flows were normal.