BY KEN RING

Ken Ring asserts that he can use lunar cycles to predict weather and earthquakes.

2015 continues the overall predicted outlook of being a drier-than-average year for most of NZ.

Forget the back pages of tabloids, about your love life and star signs. The real astrology has never left science and never left our lives.

The tradition of long range weather forecasting uses planet positions relative to earth to estimate future events.

The Southern Oscillation is a see-sawing of atmospheric pressures between the South Pacific and Indian oceans.

Now that the 2015 Weather Almanac for NZ has been released to bookshops we can précis what next year's weather may bring.

The process of long range forecasting is thousands of years in the making and is still used in older cultures.