Outlook and outcome – March 2005 to May 2005
Rainfall was below normal as predicted in the north of the North Island, but wetter than expected in Bay of Plenty, eastern North Island, and in Marlborough. Much of the South Island was drier than predicted.
Air temperatures were higher in the north of New Zealand than indicated in the March to May forecast, although much of the South Island recorded near normal temperatures as expected.
River and streamflows were higher than forecast in the eastern North Island, and lower than expected in the north and northwest of the South Island.