Outlook - July to September 2013

Rainfall for the July–September period as a whole is likely to be normal or above normal in the east of the North Island, normal or below normal in the west and south of the South Island, and in the near normal range for all other regions.

Late winter (July–September) temperatures are very likely to be above average in North Island regions, and likely to be average or above average in all South Island regions. Nevertheless, cold snaps, frost and snow conditions will of course still occur in many areas from time to time, as is typical of this time of year. 

Soil moisture levels are likely to be normal or above normal in the east of the South Island, and near normal in other regions. River flows are likely to be normal or above normal in the southwest of the North Island, normal or below normal in the west and south of the South Island, and near normal in other regions.