A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.

September 2006 – Number 87

Wet in the south of the North Island, and in Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Wanganui, and around Christchurch; dry over much of the South Island. Near average temperatures in many regions. Cool spots in Otago and western Northland.

Outlook for September to November – normal or below normal rainfall; warmer than normal conditions likely in the east of the North Island. River and stream flows – a tale of two islands: high flows in the north and low flows in the south.

In this issue

Cover image

Shades of spring. High soil moisture levels and rising temperatures will soon kick-start much needed pasture growth.

Cover photo: Alan Blacklock

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