La Nina continues to fade but we’re also now in the peak of the sea surface temperatures.
The tropics look very busy in the South Pacific/Australia region with several lows developing over the next 10 days.
One of them, in the Coral Sea area, looks likely to become a tropical cyclone. The Southern Ocean becomes stormier this month too, a bit like we saw in January with big lows which bring in a few southerlies for the New Zealand area.
Overall, nothing too extreme for the NZ and Australia regions in the month ahead – but certainly looking more like an Autumn weather pattern now with more low pressure.