River flows update, August 2010

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Monthly and seasonal river flows information, and our outlook for the coming threee months.

 

July 2010 river flows

July river flows were variable across New Zealand. It was a dry month in the much of the west of both islands, and flows were far below normal in many western areas. in contrast, flows were well above normal in parts of the East Cape and Bay of Plenty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River flows, May to July 2010

Flows over the last three months (May to July 2010) were well above normal in much of the east of both islands. The west and south of the South Island experienced below normal to well below normal river flows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outlook by region, August to October 2010

Northern North Island Normal streamflows are likely
Southwest North Island Normal or below normal streamflows are likely
Southeast North Island Normal streamflows are likely
Northern South Island Normal streamflows are likely
West and south South Island Normal streamflows are likely
Eastern South Island Normal streamflows are likely

Maps and more details of our three-monthly outlook for river flows, soil moisture, rainfall, and temperature are available in NIWA's Seasonal Climate Outlook.

See the latest New Zealand Climate Update for more general climate forecasts and restrospective information.

Research subject: LakesRiversWater Quality