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

September 2005 – Number 75

August’s climate: Drier, warmer, and sunnier than usual for most of the country.

August’s river flows: Mostly low river and stream flows.

Soil moisture levels: Continuing low soil moisture.

Three-month outlook: Above average temperatures in the North Island, average or above in the South Island. Mostly near normal rain. Soil moisture and river flows below average in the east of the South Island.

Checkpoint: How well are we doing with our predictions?

Backgrounder: Climate science meets virtual reality.

This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.