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VIDEO: ClimateWatch: The month of May looks dry for NZ as droughts set in

As has been exclusively forecasting since December, New Zealand’s facing a dry first half of 2021. It’s not surprising to us that droughts are being extended across New Zealand despite the fact we’re heading into May and what should be our wetter season.

We take a detailed look at the rainmakers, the high pressure belts, air temperatures, soil temperatures for the month of May – and the general climate outlook for NZ and Australia right through until Spring 2021

You can view all 12 Maps from the video in our ClimateWatch News & Maps story here.


Terrin on 7/05/2021 8:32pm

Are there going to be any significant cold blasts.

WW Forecast Team on 8/05/2021 1:25am

Hi Terrin, most years we do get them but at this stage none are in sight. As we go into winter that can change fast though. We need high pressure to clear away from the NZ area and be centred over Tasmania along with low pressure south east of Dunedin to encourage a proper southerly over NZ.

Tony Baldwin on 30/04/2021 10:17pm

Brilliant presentation and presenter, I don’t like the garbled, high speed, rubbishy weather reports on TV1 and TV3.

WW Forecast Team on 1/05/2021 11:32pm

Thanks Tony! Much appreciated.
– WW

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