A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
June 2007 – Number 96
May – unusually warm, with low rainfall in the north and east; flooding in Nelson and Taranaki. Low stream flows except in the north and west of the South Island.
Outlook for June to August – air temperatures average or above; mostly normal rainfall, although normal to above normal in the east and north of the North Island, and normal or below normal in the east of the South Island.
In this issue
- New Zealand climate in May
- Global setting & climate outlook
- Feature article - Exceptional conditions in May
Looking west from Ugly Hill Road. North Island east coast farmers in some locations experienced the driest May since records began in the 19th Century.
Cover photo: Richard Hilson
This issue of the Climate Update is available as a PDF.