A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
April 2007 – Number 94
March – devastating floods in Northland, but, in marked contrast, the rest of the month was warm and sunny in most of New Zealand, with low rainfall in the east. Apart from in Northland, river and stream flows were low.
Outlook for April to June – possibly more southwesterly winds than usual over southern New Zealand, with average to below average air temperatures in the south. Rainfall near normal, except for lower than normal totals in the east of the South Island.
In this issue
- New Zealand climate in March
- Global setting & climate outlook
- Feature article - Climate change – impacts on New Zealand agriculture
A Monarch butterfly in the Hutt Valley. There were fewer sitings this year, perhaps reflecting the cool winter in 2006?
Cover photo: Wendy St George
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