ICU Water Watch

Based on rainfall anomaly classification over the past six months and forecast rainfall anomaly classification over the next 3 months.

Fiji, Tonga: Below to well below normal rainfall observed from March to July in Fiji and below to well below normal rainfall observed from April to July in Tonga. Below normal rainfall is forecast for both island groups from August to October.

Niue, Marquesas: Below to well below normal rainfall experienced over 3-4 of the past 6 months. The forecast over the coming 3 months is for normal or below normal rainfall for the Marquesas and below normal for Niue.

Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu: Below normal rainfall experienced in July and below normal rainfall forecast over the next 3 months.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

This advisory is prepared from the Island Climate Update bulletin produced by NIWA in association with the Pacific Island Meteorological Services and other supporting meteorological organisations. It is made possible with financial support from the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Programme, with additional support from the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP).

August-October 2015 rainfall forecast.
Regional drought potential advisory. Based on rainfall anomaly classification over the past six months and forecast rainfall anomaly classification over the next 3 months.