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.