A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
November - warm and dry for most of the month, but cool and wet in the last week in some areas.
Outlook for December to February - weaker than normal westerlies with average or above average temperatures in most areas. Wet conditions are likely in the north and east of the North Island.
Cattle grazing in Matukituki Valley, Otago. Farmers are often the first to detect subtle changes in forest and pasture ecologies.
Photo: Steve Le Gal
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