Outlook and outcome – June 2004 to August 2004
Many districts recorded average rainfall, as predicted, and it was drier than normal in Northland and Auckland. Parts of the east and south of the North Island, and the northwest and south of the South Island, were wetter than expected.
Air temperatures were average, as predicted, in many areas, and average or below average, as predicted, in the southern South Island. It was cooler than predicted in the northwest of the South Island and in the Auckland region. North Canterbury temperatures were above average.
River flows were expected to be generally normal. Below normal flows occurred in Northland and Auckland, but above normal in the central and southern North Island, Buller, and coastal Southland. Flows were near normal in the remainder of the South Island.