Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
May’s climate: Drier than normal in many areas.
May’s river flows: Mostly below normal streamflows in May.
Soil moisture levels: Soil moisture levels rising.
Three month outlook: Drier than normal on eastern coasts; winter temperatures warmer than average overall.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Past El Niños: spring temperature at Invercargill.
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.