Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
December’s climate: Dry areas intensifying; near average temperatures for many places.
December’s river flows: December streamflows lower in North and East.
Soil moisture levels: Marlborough had temporary relief from early December rainfall.
Three month outlook: Drier than normal in the east; average conditions in most other places.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: New Zealand’s climate network.
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.