Hornwort specimen (Photo: R. Wells)

Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.

July 2002 – Number 37

June’s climate: The third warmest June on record was accompanied by floods and snow.

June’s river flows: June flows were above normal for most of the country.

Soil moisture levels: Above average rainfalls during June reduced or eliminated remaining root zone soil moisture deficits in most parts of the country.

Three month outlook: Generally warmer than average, but winter's typical cold outbreaks not ruled out.

Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?

Backgrounder: Winter smog – Meteorological and topographical factors.

This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.