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NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: February – April 2011

Peter Griffin posted in on January 28th, 2011.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “Warmer than normal conditions likely to continue into autumn” The equatorial Pacific remains in a strong La Niña state, which is expected to persist into the start of autumn 2011, says the NIWA National Climate Centre. Beyond this time, there is disagreement between the […]

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: December 2010 – February 2011

Peter Griffin posted in on December 1st, 2010.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “A typical La Niña summer likely” A moderate to strong La Niña, which is currently active in the tropical Pacific region, is expected to persist through summer, according to NIWA.  Further, these conditions look likely to persist through to autumn 2011, after which they […]

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: August – October 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on July 30th, 2010.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “La Niña conditions for the rest of 2010” The equatorial Pacific is now in a La Niña state, which is likely to continue until the end of the year. Early spring temperatures look to be at, or just below, normal for much of the […]

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: June – August 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on May 28th, 2010.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “Mild conditions likely to continue through winter” NIWA’s National Climate Centre expects that winter mean temperatures are likely to be above average across most of the country, with some short-term cold snaps and frosty periods. In addition, El Niño has dissipated, and a La […]

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: April – June 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on April 1st, 2010.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “A warm end to Autumn” Most of the country is likely to experience above-average mean temperatures during this period, although cold nsaps could still occur. Also, while some regions have experienced dry spells, rainfall is likely to be near normal. New Zealand is likely […]

NIWA seasonal climate outlook: February – April 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2010.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “A cool end to summer, and continuing drier than normal in the north” The current El Niño will continue, but is likely to weaken in autumn, meaning that temperatures are likely to stay on the cool side, and dry conditions to persist in the […]

NIWA: Climate outlook for Summer

Peter Griffin posted in on December 2nd, 2009.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months (Dec – Feb): “El Niño strengthens, with conditions likely to be cooler in south and drier in northeast” The El Nino has strengthened during the last two months, and is expected to continue throughout the rest of summer.  It is also likely that this summer […]

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NIWA seasonal climate outlook: September – November 2009

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2009.

“A windy spring ahead with drier than normal conditions in many regions.” NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months, and the gist of it is that El Nino conditions mean we’ll be seeing more frequent south-westerly winds. September, like August, is expected to be warmer than average, but it appears likely […]

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