Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand’s climate, including soil moisture and river flows.

July 2004 – Number 61

June’s climate: June rainfalls were above average in the west of New Zealand, but very low in Canterbury. A warm month with high temperatures in the eastern South Island. River flows high in the west, low in the east, normal to low in Northland.

June’s river flows: High river flows in the west.

Soil moisture levels: Dry spots in Kaikoura and Canterbury.

Three-month outlook: Typical late winter conditions are expected.

Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?

Backgrounder: 15 decades of climate record.

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