Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.

December 2001 – Number 30

November's climate: Heavy rainfall events a feature of November.

November's river flows: Flows generally higher than in October.

Soil moisture levels: Soil moisture levels generally up on average.

Three month outlook: Generally warm summer expected, Summer air temperatures are likely to be average or above over much of the country.

Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?

Backgrounder: Sunburn season ahead, This summer’s ultraviolet radiation levels will probably be as high as ever.

This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.