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 5 of the past 6 months. Below normal rainfall is forecast for both island groups from October to December.
Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu: Below to well below normal rainfall experienced in July, August and September with below normal rainfall forecast over the next 3 months.
New Caledonia: Well below normal rainfall received during June and August, below normal rainfall received during September. The forecast for October to December is for below normal rainfall.


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).

October - December 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.