New Zealand climate in March 2005
March was unsettled, with above average rainfall over much of the North Island, especially Wairarapa. However, drier and sunnier than average conditions occurred in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, and Coromandel.
It was warmer than normal in the North Island and in Nelson, while temperatures were mostly near average elsewhere. The warmer than normal conditions resulted from an average northeasterly air flow over the country during the month.
For more information on the climate in March, visit the climate summaries page at www.niwa.co.nz/ncc/cs/mclimsum_05_03