ICU Water Watch

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

Vanuatu: Below to well below normal rainfall experienced over the past 6 months with below normal rainfall forecast over the next 3 months.

Fiji, Papua New Guinea: Below to well below normal rainfall experienced over 5 of the past 6 months. Below normal rainfall is forecast for Fiji for the next 3 months while no clear guidance was available for Papua New Guinea.

New Caledonia, Tonga: Below to well below normal rainfall experienced over 4 of the past 6 months with below normal rainfall forecast over the next 3 months.

FSM, Southern Cook Islands: Below to well below normal rainfall experienced over 3 of the past 6 months with 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).

December 2015 - February 2016 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.