The biggest El Nino since 1997-98 is picked to continue its grip on New Zealand.

“By many measures, the current event is tracking close to the 1997-98 El Nino and is expected to intensify over the next three months,” says Niwa forecaster Chris Brandolino. He added that there is a 95 per cent chance the El Nino will carry on through the summer to March 2016.

It should be good news for the KCDC’s revenue collection from its highly unpopular water meters, although you can avoid a little of that by installing some of your own catchment and storage capacity as we did a year ago, see earlier.

NZ Farmer article