Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
February’s climate: February was cooler than normal in many places, with some unseasonal frosts. Dry conditions persisted in many northern and eastern districts.
February’s river flows: February flows low over much of New Zealand.
Soil moisture levels: Severe soil moisture deficits along the east coast of the South Island, and in Nelson and parts of Otago, remained through much of February..
Three month outlook: The current El Niño is waning, but its influence may linger into autumn.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Summer climate summary.
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.