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Sample Forecast for New Zealand

Summary for New Zealand

El Niño Advisory: El Niño conditions are present. Positive equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies continue across the western and central Pacific, while near-to-below average SSTs are evident in the eastern Pacific. There is an approximately 90% chance that El Niño conditions will continue through Southern Hemisphere winter 2015, and a greater than 80% chance it will last through 2015.

Temperature

July

Slightly cooler (0.5 degrees C) over the entire region.

Precipitation

July

Slightly to moderately drier across the whole region.

Auckland

Temperature

July

Slightly cooler (up to 1.0 degree C) over the entire region.

Precipitation

July

Slightly to moderately drier throughout the region.

Waikato

Temperature

July

The entire region should be up to 1.0 degrees C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

The entire region could be moderately drier than normal.

Bay of Plenty

Temperature

July

The entire region should be up to 1.0 degree C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

The entire region could be slightly to moderately drier than normal.

Gisborne

Temperature

July

The entire region should be up to 0.5 degrees C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

The entire region should be slightly to moderately drier than normal.

Hawke’s Bay

Temperature

July

Much of the region could be between 0.5 and 1.0 degrees C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

Much of the region should be slightly to moderately wetter than normal.

Taranaki

Temperature

July

The entire region should be up to 1.0 degree C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

The entire region should be moderately drier than normal.

Manawatu-Wanganui

Temperature

July

The entire region should be up to 1.0 degree C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

Much of the region should be slightly to moderately drier than normal.

Wellington

Temperature

July

The entire region should be up to 1.0 degree C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

Much of the region should be slightly to moderately drier than normal.

Tasman

Temperature

July

The entire region could be slightly (up to 1.0 degree C) cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

The entire region should be slightly to moderately drier than normal.

Nelson

Temperature

July

The area should be near normal.

Precipitation

July

The area should be moderately drier than normal.

Marlborough

Temperature

July

The entire region should be near normal.

Precipitation

July

Nearly the entire region should be slightly to moderately drier than normal.

West Coast

Temperature

July

Nearly the entire region should be near normal to up to 1.0 degree C cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

Nearly the entire region should be slightly drier than normal.

Canterbury

Temperature

July

The entire region could be slightly (up to 0.5 degrees C) cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

The plain areas of the east should be slightly to moderately drier than normal and the alpine areas slightly drier than normal.

Otago

Temperature

July

Much of the region should be slightly cooler than normal.

Precipitation

July

Much of the western half the region could be moderately drier than normal and the rest of the region near normal except the southeastern coastal areas that could also be slightly to moderately drier than normal.

Southland

Temperature

July

Much of the region should be near normal to slightly cooler (up to 0.5 degrees C) than normal

Precipitation

July

Most of the region should be near normal except for the southeast that could be slightly wetter than normal.