Seasonal climate summaries from summer 2001 to the present.


Monday, 4 March 2002
Extremely wet in the south and west of the North Island and eastern regions from Gisborne to Canterbury
Below average rainfall in some southern South Island areas
Very warm on the West Coast of the South Island; Cool in many eastern regions
Very cloudy in Wellington and Canterbury
Many North Island and most eastern districts received at least one and a half times their normal summer rainfall, and experienced one of the wettest and most unsettled summers on record.

Sunday 16 December 2001
A spring of extremes
5th warmest spring overall
Extremely wet in eastern Bay Of Plenty, Marlborough and Nelson
The spring of 2001 was one of the warmest on record, being the fifth warmest since reliable measurements began in the 1850s. It was a season of extremes, beginning with rather settled weather in September.

Wednesday 5 September 2001
Below average rainfall in many regions, especially western Bay Of Plenty
Mixed temperatures, extremes of warmth and cold
Very sunny in Taranaki, Nelson and Westland
Mixed climatic conditions in winter resulted in a variety of extremes and contrasts.

Wednesday 13 June 2000
An autumn of extremes
Record low rainfall in Wellington and the east of the South Island
Very wet in Northland, Coromandel and Bay Of Plenty
Extremely sunny in central New Zealand
Warm in many areas
A fresh New Zealand record low 3–month rainfall total at Cape Campbell, coastal Marlborough, and an all time high rainfall for a non-alpine area, Leigh, in Northland, highlighted an autumn of climate extremes.

Tuesday, 7 March 2001
Another summer of extremes
Extremely dry in central New Zealand, wet in Bay Of Plenty
Cool in the south, warm in Aucklnad, Bay Of Plenty and central New Zealand
Nelson sets new New Zealand summer sunshine record
A 2000/2001 summer of climate extremes including droughts, floods and high humidity produced in Nelson a new seasonal sunshine record of 878 hours, 20 percent above normal and a new high for any New Zealand locality since such records began in 1930. Sunshine totals in Marlborough, Buller and north Canterbury were also at least 10 percent above normal.