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 for 4 of the past 5 months. Below normal rainfall is forecast for both island groups from September to November.

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

Niue, New Caledonia: Below to well below normal rainfall observed for 3 of the past 6 months. Normal or below normal rainfall is forecast for New Caledonia and below normal rainfall is expected in Niue from September to November.

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).

September-November 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.