Very windy mid spring, dry with significant soil moisture deficits at the end of the season
Sunshine: One of the sunniest springs on record in Horowhenua, Wellington, Marlborough, and Nelson
Rainfall: Below or near normal throughout New Zealand
Soil moisture: Significant deficits in many regions at the end of the season
Temperature: Near average everywhere
Winter 2007: Rainfall and temperature contrasts, with floods, windstorms and tornadoes.
Rainfall: Well above normal in parts of Northland, Hawke’s Bay, and Otago, well below normal in Nelson, and inland parts of Marlborough and Canterbury
Temperature: Above average throughout the northern half of the North Island, below average over the southern half of the South Island
Sunshine: Well above normal in Otago and inland South Canterbury
The winter of 2007 had contrasts in rainfall and temperature, with significant extremes.