A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
June – severe winter snowstorms hit Canterbury and the central North Island, contributing to the coldest June since 1972. Above normal rain and high river and stream flows in eastern regions.
Outlook for July to September – near normal atmospheric circulation over New Zealand with average or above average temperatures overall. Normal rainfall is likely in most places.
Canterbury snowscape. Line engineers contended with knee-deep snow and restricted vehicle access to restore electricity supplies.
Cover photo: Alan Blacklock
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