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NIWA Outlook: April-June 2014

NIWA Outlook: April-June 2014

April-June temperatures are likely (35-40% chance) to be average or below average for the north and west of both Islands, while near average temperatures are most likely (40-45%) for the eastern regions of both islands. Cold snaps and frosts can be expected in many parts of the country as autumn progresses.

April-June rainfall totals are equally likely (40% chance) to be normal or below normal in the southwest of the North Island and the north of the South Island, likely (35-40% chance) to be normal or below normal in the north of the North Island and the west of the South Island, and most likely (40%) to be near normal for the remaining regions.

Soil moisture levels and river flows are most likely (45-50 % chance) to be in the below normal range for the north of the North Island and the west of the South Islands.

For the west of the North Island and the North of the South Island, soil moisture levels and river flows are likely (40-45 % chance) to be in the below normal or near normal range.


Finally soil moisture levels and river flows are equally likely (40% chance) to be near or below normal for the eastern regions of both Islands.

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