Outlook - June to August 2013
Rainfall for the June–August period as a whole is likely to be in the normal or above normal ranges in the north and east of the North Island, and near normal for the southwest of the North Island and for all the South Island.
Winter (June–August) temperatures are very likely to be above average across the entire country. However, occurrences of frost and snow conditions should of course still be expected in many areas.
Soil moisture levels and river flows are likely to be above normal in the north of the North Island, normal or above normal in the east of the South Island, normal or below normal in the west and south of the South Island, and near normal in other regions.