La Nina is developing but indicators suggest it may not be overly powerful. What does this mean for NZ as we head into summer?
Firstly, we’re noticing a few changes with our weather pattern from previous months.
The airflows in November look to be quite mild compared to usual with plenty more mild sub-tropical air coming in. Generally speaking New Zealand may climb over 1 degree above normal for November.
This added warmth and humidity may be a positive for dry areas as it increases the risk of afternoon downpours (some with thunder). These downpours, if they form day after day, can create some great localised rainfall totals. The downside? Not everyone gets them.
CURRENT SOIL CONDITIONS:
NOVEMBER TEMPERATURE TRENDS:
WHERE THE HIGHS AND LOWS WILL LIE OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS:
on 29/10/2020 3:27am
aussie has had more wet seasons than us this is batty its more like el nino cold and wet to the south if it was la nina the places the niwa maps say that are dry would be very WET
on 29/10/2020 1:24am
this is really positive news dont you think. i hope a thunderstorm hits my part of auckland takanini (not far from hunua actually) 🙂 im really concern for cantubury though. if they get drier and drier they be in drought and in crisis.
on 29/10/2020 3:23am
this is getting very very silly the only season we have had rain in is winter 6 out of ten months have been way below average