Dry, warm summer ahead in Europe

Dry, warm summer ahead in Europe

Europe is forecast to experience warmer than normal conditions over much of the continent with intensity reducing towards the north with the influence of low-pressure zones and the polar jet stream. Summer conditions are likely to be drier across the continent, except...
Dry, warm summer ahead in Europe

Rain brightens late New Zealand season

The NIWA soil anomaly map has a radically different look this week after big rains last week across the west coast and across most of the north island. The deluge isn’t over as more rain is expected over both islands from two storm systems that are spinning south out...
Dry, warm summer ahead in Europe

NIWA moves to La Niña alert

A progression toward La Niña conditions occurred in the equatorial Pacific during October and NIWA has moved to La Niña Alert. Temperatures are very likely to be above average across Aotearoa New Zealand (65% chance) with a period of particularly warm conditions from...
Dry, warm summer ahead in Europe

NIWA’s NZ weather outlook

The latest climate outlook from weather forecaster NIWA is for a warmer spring with less rainfall for some parts of New Zealand. Warmer than average temperatures are expected through spring with unseasonably warm conditions at times in the east of both the North and...
Dry, warm summer ahead in Europe

US drought worsens

Nearly half of the land mass of the contiguous United States is experiencing drought conditions, according to the latest US Drought Monitor released last week, and conditions are getting worse in the Northern Plains and west of the Rocky Mountains. The drought is dire...
Dry, warm summer ahead in Europe

Floods clean up underway in South Island

New Zealand farmers and growers have started the clean up after the one in 100 years event that flooded Canterbury in the South Island a week ago. The New Zealand Government has activated its Enhanced Taskforce Green along with NZ$500,000 to help with the clean-up....