Freshwater monthly snapshot
The maps below summarise the monthly rainfall, river flows and groundwater levels across Canterbury. They use a five-point scale based on standard deviations from the mean and give an estimate of monthly conditions across the region.
The rainfall and surface water flow maps are based on geographic and topographic conditions. The groundwater map reports by Canterbury Water Management Strategy zone.
Niwa forecast for November 2018 – January 2019
- Temperatures are likely to be near or above average
- Rainfall is likely to be normal or below normal
- Soil moisture levels and river flows are likely to be below normal