River flows update, October 2010

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Latest information on nationwide river flows.

September river flows

September was a very wet month for much of the country, with some record high flows in the southwest of the North Island and northwest of the South Island.

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 River flows, July to September 2010

 Cumulative flows over the three months, July to September 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outlook by region, October to December 2010

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