A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
January 2007 – Number 91
December – one of the coldest first months of summer in 60 years. Low rainfall in the north of both the North and South Islands, but wet in the east of the South Island. High river flows in the south and east of the country.
Outlook for January to March – stronger westerly or southwesterly air flow than normal, with mostly cool conditions on average; normal or below normal rain, streamflows and soil moisture, except for possibly wetter than normal conditions in the west of the South Island.
In this issue
Central Otago cherries in early December. Helicopters and chemical sprayers helped blow-dry the fruit to mitigate damage from mid December rain.
Cover photo: Steve Le Gal
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