Some regions have a rainfall deficit but the recent wet weather is turning the ground a little muddier. We have further rain forecast but overall the eastern side and very top of the nation are actually leaning slightly drier than normal for the next week ahead, giving some areas a chance to dry out just a little.
Rain and showers are in the forecast, but they don’t look as widespread as they have been.
Western areas lean more towards normal rainfall with the West Coast and Taranaki areas perhaps tipping wetter than normal.
7 DAY OUTLOOK COMPARED TO HISTORICAL RAINFALL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR:
Red = Drier than normal. White = Average rainfall. Blue = Wetter than usual. Data with thanks to the US Govt: