Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
April 2002 – Number 34
March’s climate: Rainfalls were low in the east of the country.
March’s river flows: High stream flows in Wellington and Buller.
Soil moisture levels: Conditions improve in the North Island.
Three month outlook: Drier than normal conditions may continue in eastern regions.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Past El Niños: spring rainfall in Waikato.
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