Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
January’s climate: Storms and highest January rainfalls on record in Canterbury.
January’s river flows: High January flows in the eastern South Island.
Soil moisture levels: Above average soil moisture levels from Auckland to Christchurch.
Three month outlook: Some relief from the wet conditions of the last two months with normal or below normal rainfall expected.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Update on El Niño.
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.