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North Island starting to dry out (+soil map)

If you live in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Manawatu you may have noticed a drying out trend lately.

In fact, many parts of the North Island are now showing signs of drying out.

Over the summer holiday period stops our weather videos but instead we launch RainWatch, a daily update on rainmakers and potential – with this increasing dry pattern we’ll keep you informed over summer as to if it will get worse, or be fixed by potential La Nina downpours.

Soil moisture map by NIWA with data funded by the NZ Taxpayer:



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