Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand's climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
August’s climate: August was mild and dry over much of the country, but cold in Central Otago. Streamflows low apart from the north and east of the North Island.
August’s river flows: Low flows in central and southern regions.
Soil moisture levels: Some relief for soils in the north and east.
Three month outlook: A warm spring for most districts, with near normal rainfall.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: Scoring National Climate Centre seasonal outlooks.
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.