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

April 2005 – Number 70

March’s climate: March temperatures above average in the north.

March’s river flows: Low stream flows in the northern North Island and normal in most other locations.

Soil moisture levels: High rainfalls in the Wairarapa.

Three-month outlook: A mostly warm autumn, with average to above average rainfall likely in the northern North Island. Average rainfall elsewhere.

Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?

Backgrounder: More fog than usual in Wellington.

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