New Zealand Climate Update

This monthly summary of New Zealand's climate comes from our National Climate Centre. Each issue includes information on the past month’s climate and soil moisture, an outlook for the next quarter, and a ‘backgrounder’ on some aspect of New Zealand’s climate.

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Issues

What happened in July, how our climate outlook for the previous three months turned out, global and local sea temperatures and our outlook for August to October.

What happened in June, how our climate outlook for the previous three months turned out, global and local sea temperatures, and our climate outlook for July to September.

What happened in May, how our last predictions turned out, and what global sea temperatures predict for the climate for June to July.

Current Climate - April 2009
April 2009 was dominated by persisting anticyclones to the east of the North Island of New Zealand. This resulted in more northerly air flows than normal over the country, which contributed to higher than normal rainfall in the far north and southwest, and lower than normal rainfall in the east and south.

Global Settings - April 2009
Pacific Ocean temperatures are slightly above normal near the South American coast and in the area west of the Date Line.

December

November's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

November

October's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

October

September's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

September

August's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

August

July's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

July

June's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

June

May's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

May

April's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

April

March's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

March

February's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

February

January's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

January

December's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

December

November's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

November

October's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

October

September's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

September

August's climate

Global setting and climate outlook

Feature article

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