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NIWA Predict Warm But Wet Remainder Of Autumn In The BOP

NIWA's latest Seasonal Climate Outlook for May to July is suggesting for the remainder of autumn to look rather warm but wet in the Bay of Plenty.


The new data is predicting for changeability and variability to be the theme.


The outlook revealed there's a 45% chance rainfall totals are likely to be near normal in the Bay of Plenty.


It also showed there's there's a 40% chance rainfall totals are likely to be above normal.


However NIWA state rainfall may tend lower than normal from early winter as southerly winds become more common.


It's looking to be a warmer than usual period as NIWA predict there's a 50% chance temperatures are likely to be above average.


Soil moisture levels and river flows are both equally (40 to 45% chance) to be either near normal or below normal.


Image: NIWA.


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