Outlook - September to November 2013

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

Temperatures over September to November period as a whole are likely to be above average in the east of the North Island and the north of the South Island, and likely to be average or above average in other regions. However, frosts and snow conditions may occur in some areas from time to time in early spring. 

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


Graphical representation of the regional probabilities, Seasonal Climate Outlook, Sep-Nov 2013