30 Jun 2011

Weather 'mild' for rest of winter

8:14 pm on 30 June 2011

Mild weather is likely to continue for most of the country for the rest of the winter.

The National Institute for Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) says the La Nina event that has dominated the weather since Autumn has now dissipated.

It says rainfall may be slightly below normal in the North Island and northern parts of the South Island.

NIWA says the weather conditions should remain neutral but the development of a El Nino weather pattern cannot be ruled out.