Global Setting – April 2012
Neutral conditions prevail in the tropical Pacific (no La Niña or El Niño), after the end of the 2011/12 La Niña event. Near New Zealand, lower than normal pressures are expected to the north of the country, with higher than normal pressures over southern New Zealand.
Sea surface temperatures
Sea temperatures around New Zealand are likely to remain near normal or slightly cooler than normal during early winter.