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.