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.
Autumn 2007: Warm; record dry in east of the North Island
Rainfall: Well below normal in the east, and Manawatu and Wellington
Soil moisture: Significant deficits in several eastern regions
Temperature: Above average, especially in the east and inland areas of the South Island
Sunshine: Well above normal in Gisborne, Marlborough and parts of Canterbury
Low rainfall records tumbled in the east of the North Island, with the driest autumn on record. It was very dry and sunny in the east, from Gisborne to Otago, and Manawatu and Wellington.