A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.

February 2006 – Number 80

January – cool in the south and mostly warm in the north. High rainfall and stream flows in some areas.

Outlook for February to April – lighter than normal westerlies; temperatures average or above; rainfall average or below, with low streamflows likely in the southwest North Island and eastern South Island.

In this issue

Cover image

Sunflowers near Richmond. Stratospheric conditions play a role in growing conditions and the weather at the beach.

Cover photo: Wendy St George

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