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New Drought/Dry Forecasting Tools

New Drought/Dry Forecasting Tools

A new tool created by NIWA in accord with MPI provides useful weekly and 35-day outlooks for dryness and rainfall based on meteorological data.

October 6, 2023 0 Comments
What is El Niño? What is La Niña?

What is El Niño? What is La Niña?

Check out what it all means for New Zealand this Summer (2023/2024)

September 29, 2023 0 Comments
Drought Support - Tips and Resources

Drought Support - Tips and Resources

The situation While some areas of the lower South have received some rainfall during late summer and early Autumn, there are areas throughout the Southland region and South Otago where there has been very little rainfall at all. Looking ahead, the MetService long-range forecast is predicting near normal monthly rainfall totals for Southland in March, with drier than...
March 21, 2023 0 Comments
No rain, but a perfect Storm

No rain, but a perfect Storm

Southland farmers are reeling from the combined impacts of COVID-19 and a long dry period

March 26, 2022 0 Comments

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