3 Sep 2014

Warmer spring on the cards

10:58 am on 3 September 2014

Spring might be slightly warmer than usual, with National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) data showing average or above average temperatures are likely.

Spring daffodils

Photo: PHOTO NZ

NIWA has released its climate outlook for the next three months, which shows there is a 40-45 percent chance temperatures will be average or above average.

Rainfall is also predicted to be at normal spring levels.

NIWA said the chance of an El Nino, when the winds were stronger and drought was more likely in the east, had decreased to a 55 percent chance.

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