NIWA “dryer than average” New Zealand rain Outlook looks under threat – again

The NZ climate prediction maestros look to have dropped another dodgy one – to my untrained eye anyway.
Stuff says – Live: Christchurch declares state of emergency, orders evacuation as floods rise – and the NZ Herald with hopeless front page – Winter storm chaos: What you need to know
If I read the COLA forecast right – more rain this coming week. Not long since – NIWA 3 month Outlook destroyed inside two weeks 11 Mar 2017

2 thoughts on “NIWA “dryer than average” New Zealand rain Outlook looks under threat – again”

  1. Niwa could have hardly got their predictions more wrong. Christchurch declared a state of emergency with rivers – incl the Taieri & Heathcote breaking their banks. The army brought in to evacuate stranded people, farmers trying to save their stock. Timaru recorded more rain 46.4mm in 8 hours than it typically receives in all of July. Hail-storms in Auckland, power outages & even some traffic lights failing. Dozens of flights disrupted – even the Highlanders for getting to Christchurch for Super Rugby match ! The big mop-up today, if the rain stays away.

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