Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
September 2002 – Number 39
August’s climate: It was drier than normal in Marlborough, mid Canterbury, and Bay of Plenty for the second consecutive month.
August’s river flows: August streamflows varied.
Soil moisture levels: Pockets of drier than normal soils were evident at the end of August.
Three month outlook: Warmer than normal in the North Island and north of the South.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Estimating changing frequencies of extreme events.
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