February

A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.

February 2007 – Number 92

January – Below normal rainfall in much of the east coast, with variable stream and river flows, and increased soil moisture deficits; cool in the southern North Island and the east of the South Island.

Outlook for February to April – stronger than average westerly air flow over the southern half of New Zealand. Rainfall, soil moisture and river flows normal or below normal in the north and east of the North Island. Normal or below normal air temperatures in the south of the country.

In this issue

Cover image

Canterbury straw bales in March 2006. The current season in Canterbury has been wetter and cooler than normal.

Cover photo: Alan Blacklock


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