Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
April’s climate: Some very dry condtions in the east of the country were alleviated by April rains.
April’s river flows: Mostly below normal streamflows in April.
Soil moisture levels: End of month rainfalls relieve dry soils.
Three month outlook: Normal or above normal temperatures are expected over much of the country for the next three months.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Past El Niños: spring rainfall in Marlborough?
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.