Longer, warmer and drier summer days have been predicted for the Bay of Plenty.
The National Climate Centre released their three-month weather predictions today, suggesting long and fine days for Tauranga.
The report forecast near average to above average temperatures with near normal to below normal rainfall from November to January in the Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions.
Soil moisture levels were also likely to be below normal for this time of year.
The report stated the global forecast models indicated an approximately 50:50 chance of neutral versus weak El Niño conditions over the next three months.
In New Zealand, lower than normal pressures are expected southeast of the Chatham Islands, with weakly enhanced south-westerly winds over New Zealand.