A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
March 2006 – Number 81
February – wet in isolated areas. Low rainfall in the north, and dry soils in many northern and eastern parts of the country. Near average temperatures in most regions.
Outlook for March to May – higher than normal northeasterly wind flows with above average temperatures, particularly in the north. Possibly wet in the east of the North Island, and low rainfall in the east of the South Island.
In this issue
- February's climate
- Global setting & climate outlook
- Feature article - Modelling wind behaviour over complex terrain
Looking north above Okaramio, Marlborough. Wind models can determine wind energy potential and high wind risk.
Cover photo: Alan Blacklock
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