A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
April – cool in most places, although near normal temperatures in parts of the South Island. A relatively dry month in many areas. Low streamflows except in Northland.
Outlook for May to July – average or above average air temperatures in most places. Normal or below normal rainfall and stream flows in the east of the country. Normal rainfall elsewhere.
Malborough vineyards, autumn 2006. Higher atmospheric CO2 may increase the shading on fruit because of enhanced leaf growth.
Cover photo: Alan Blacklock
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