Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
August 2003 – Number 50
July’s climate: July was cool and sunny with frequent frosts.
July’s river flows: Low flows follow dry month.
Soil moisture levels: Some soils still await winter top up.
Three month outlook: A mild start to spring is expected.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Snow: a valuable commodity
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.