Weather over the next few months
New Zealand-based weather consultancy, Metris is predicting that the dry conditions over the upper half and east coast of the North Island will persist. These areas will be warmer than normal, particularly on the east coast.
The west coast of the South Island will continue to be wetter than normal while the east coast of the South Island is expected to be drier than normal and slightly warmer. The South Island and lower North Island are likely to be windier than normal.
Auckland, Northland, North Waikato, Bay of Plenty: Warmer and drier than normal.
Horowhenua, Manawatu, Taranaki, Waitomo and Central Plateau: Slightly wetter and windier than normal.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury: Drier and warmer than normal. Wairarapa and further south will be windier than normal.
Southland, Coastal Otago: Slightly warmer and drier than normal. Windier than normal.
Central Otago: Slightly wetter than normal. Around normal temperatures but windier than normal.
Fjords, Glaciers, Westland, Buller and Nelson: Wetter and windier than normal. Around normal temperatures.