Typical spring westerly winds are expected to continue in
coming weeks, with the odd spell of rain, MetService's
seasonal forecast says.
On the flip side, some ''nice-sized'' anticyclones were
expected to bring some fine spring days and become more of a
feature in November, it said.
''Some frosty nights will still be possible especially down
The possibility of a brief cold southerly blast could not be
completely ruled out, especially when lows deepened off to
the southeast of New Zealand.
Niwa's seasonal climate outlook for October to December said
after another warm quarter, near or above average
temperatures were expected to continue across the country.
Sea surface temperatures were expected to remain above
average overall around New Zealand.
Otago temperatures were likely to be near or above average
while rainfall, soil moisture and river flows were most
likely to be in the near-normal range.