Outlook - October to December 2013

Rainfall for the October - December period is likely to be normal or above normal in the north of the North Island, and near normal for the rest of New Zealand. 

Temperatures over the October - December period are likely (50% chance) to be above average in the east of the North Island and the north of the South Island, and average or above average in all other regions.

Soil moisture levels are likely to be normal or above normal in the north of the North Island, and near normal for all other regions.

River flows are likely to be normal or above normal in the north of the North Island, and near normal for all remaining regions. 

See our three month Seasonal Climate Outlook for more detail.


Graphical representation of the regional probabilities, Seasonal Climate Outlook, Oct-Dec 2013. Note: A new colour scheme is being trialled this month – aimed at making the regional probabilities more legible to those with certain forms of colour blindness.