NIWA: Warm autumn on the way

NIWA says the north and east of the country will likely be warmer than usual in the next few months
NIWA says the north and east of the country will likely be warmer than usual in the next few months

This week's cold southerly wind may have you digging out your woollen layers, but forecasters are predicting this autumn could be a warm one.

NIWA says the north and east of the country will likely be warmer than usual in the next few months, and the rest of the country could have a few less frosts too. 

But forecaster Chris Brandolino says that doesn't mean we'll be sunbathing in June, unfortunately.

"Even if we're forecasting warmer than normal temperatures, it doesn't mean there won't be cold snaps -- perhaps a late start to the ski season for those looking to get on the snowboards and wax the skis."

There's also a chance rainfall will be less than usual for farmers on the dry coastlines on Canterbury and Marlborough.

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