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Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.
Climate Summary for March 2014
Dryness persists for much of the North Island.
Climate Summary for February 2014
Widespread dryness for much of New Zealand, particularly western and central North Island.
Climate Summary for January 2014
A cool January for most of NZ; dry for North Island except Taranaki to Wellington.
Climate Summary for December 2013
A warm and dry month about central parts of New Zealand.
Climate Summary for November 2013
Warmer than average November for much of New Zealand.
Climate Summary for October 2013
Very dry in the north and east of the North Island. A warm month for eastern parts of the North and South Islands.
Climate Summary for August 2013
Warmest August on record for NZ. Dry in many parts; wet in the east and north of the North Island.
Climate Summary for September 2013
Very wet in parts of many regions, but dry in south Canterbury and Central Otago. A warm month for the North Island.
Climate Summary for July 2013
4th-warmest July on record for NZ. Very warm in the South, dry in the North.
Climate Summary for June 2013
Wettest June on record throughout Central Otago and significant snow event for the South Island in late June.
Climate Summary for May 2013
Wettest May on record for Auckland and cold blast for NZ in late May.
Climate Summary for April 2013
Extremely wet for northern South Island but dry for Otago; a very warm April for North Island.
Climate Summary for February 2013
Widespread dryness and soil moisture deficit.
Climate Summary for March 2013
A very warm March for New Zealand; widespread dryness for North Island and parts of South Island.
Climate Summary for January 2013
Extremely dry for much of North Island; wet for South Island.
Climate Summary for December 2012
Warm December with several temperature records broken.
Climate Summary for November 2012
A cold November, but dry and sunny for many regions.
Climate Summary for October 2012
A cool October in the south and west South Island; very dry in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
Climate Summary for September 2012
Spring westerlies kick-start September.
Climate Summary for August 2012
An unusually mild August.
Climate Summary for July 2012
A month of two halves; cold & dry to start, then wet & warm.
Climate Summary for June 2012
Dry in the northeast North Island, and also south Canterbury.
Climate Summary for May 2012
National Climate Summary – May 2012: Dry over the South Island; generally sunny & cool.
Climate Summary for April 2012
National Climate Summary – April 2012: Anticyclones abound – dry & sunny for most.