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A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.

May 2006 – Number 83

April – Above average rainfall over much of New Zealand, with severe flooding in Otago and Coromandel. The warmest April since 1981.

Outlook for May to July – more northeasterly air flows than usual over New Zealand with warm conditions in the north and west of the North Island. Wet in the north and east of the country.

In this issue

Cover image

Hot air over Levin on Good Friday. Prevailing wind patterns and probabilistic forecasts of wind speeds are provided on Climate Explorer.

Cover photo: Wendy St George

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