Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
December 2002 – Number 42
November’s climate: November cold and windy: Dry and cold weather, and near normal river flows, in many areas.
November’s river flows: November flows mostly near normal.
Soil moisture levels: East coast soils were generally drier than normal by the end of October.
Three month outlook: Cooler than normal in some places; drier than normal in the east.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Rainfall observation network.
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