Climate Update is a summary each month of New Zealand’s climate, including soil moisture and river flows.
August 2005 – Number 74
July’s climate: Third warmest on record.
July’s river flows: River flows mostly normal.
Soil moisture levels: Low soil moisture recharge in Otago.
Three-month outlook: Mostly near or above average temperatures. Above normal rainfall likely in the east. Average soil moisture levels and river flows in most places.
Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?
Backgrounder: HIRDS: A tool for evaluating storm rainfalls
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.