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National Climate Summary – September 2011: Dry, sunny & cool

Monday, 3 October 2011, 11:39 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

• Rainfall: Less than half of normal in Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, the West Coast, and Mackenzie country. Generally dry elsewhere, except for Auckland, central Otago and coastal Southland. Driest September on record for Whakatane. • Sunshine: Extremely ... More >>

NIWA: Dry Conditions Likely As La Nina Returns

Friday, 30 September 2011, 9:44 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

The NIWA National Climate Centre’s outlook for late spring and early summer, October to December 2011, indicates that seasonal rainfall is likely to be normal or below normal in all regions. Soil moisture levels and river flows are likely to be below ... More >>

National Climate Summary – Winter 2011: Dry, Sunny With Snow

Monday, 5 September 2011, 10:36 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

• Precipitation: Overall, it was a relatively dry winter for many regions. But two extreme polar outbreaks produced snow falls in unusual locations. More >>

National Climate Summary – July 2011

Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:37 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

• Wind: Westerly winds south of Christchurch extremely strong and frequent. • Temperature: Monthly mean temperatures near average in many regions, but temperatures on some days during the month anything but typical. • Precipitation: Well above ... More >>

Census time for fish and habitats around New Zealand

Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 12:49 pm | Niwa National Climate Centre

NIWA’s latest voyage of discovery will examine the expansive continental shelf around New Zealand looking for our biodiversity hotspots. More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook: May – July 2011

Friday, 29 April 2011, 10:30 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

A mild early winter shaping up for many regions; La Niña bowing out The La Niña event in the tropical Pacific continues to weaken and should be gone by the end of June, says the NIWA National Climate Centre. More >>

Climate Summary – March 2011: A mixed-bag start to autumn

Monday, 4 April 2011, 2:01 pm | Niwa National Climate Centre

NATIONAL CLIMATE CENTRE Monday 4 April 2011 National Climate Summary – March 2011: A mixed-bag start to autumn More >>

Tropical Visitors produce Wild Weather

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 9:58 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

Rainfall: Three ex-tropical cyclones affected New Zealand during the month, bringing torrential rainfall to numerous regions. Rainfall totals were four times January normal in eastern Northland and Auckland, the Firth of Thames, Coromandel and western ... More >>

Cloudy, warm, and extremely wet

Thursday, 2 September 2010, 10:50 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

• Rainfall: Extremely wet for most North Island regions, as well as the north and east of the South Island. Double normal August rainfall for Kaitaia, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and eastern Otago. • Sunshine: Very cloudy for the North Island, ... More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook: February – April 2010

Friday, 29 January 2010, 1:41 pm | Niwa National Climate Centre

A cool end to summer, and continuing drier than normal in the north The current El Niño continues at moderate strength in the equatorial Pacific, but is likely to weaken during the autumn. The NIWA National Climate Centre says that means temperatures ... More >>

Climate Summary, Spring 09: Extremely Dry South Is

Tuesday, 8 December 2009, 11:06 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

Rainfall: Below normal rainfall over much of the South Island, especially Otago and the Lakes District, as well as eastern parts of Northland, Auckland and Coromandel. Very wet in southern Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District. Near normal spring rainfall ... More >>

Coldest October in over half a century

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 3:57 pm | Niwa National Climate Centre

Temperature: The coldest October in 64 years, with all-time record low October temperatures in many areas. Exceptionally late snowfalls. Record low October temperatures were recorded on the 4th/5th in most North Island locations, and on the 9th at many South ... More >>

NZ Scientists To Study Tsunami Impacts In Samoa

Friday, 9 October 2009, 1:22 pm | Niwa National Climate Centre

A team of New Zealand scientists and engineers will travel to Samoa this weekend to gather information on the impact of the September 30 tsunami on coastal communities and infrastructure. The team comprises four specialists from GNS Science and four ... More >>

NIWA Climate Summary – Winter 2009

Tuesday, 8 September 2009, 11:46 am | Niwa National Climate Centre

• Temperature: Near average in many regions; after a cold start to winter, a record warm August. • Rainfall: Well above normal in Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, and Westland. Below normal in the east of the South Island and parts of Wellington, Kapiti Coast ... More >>

National Climate Summary: An early start to spring

Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 3:42 pm | Niwa National Climate Centre

• Temperature: The warmest August on record, with record temperatures at many locations. • Rainfall: Well above normal rainfall in Westland, and in parts of Fiordland and Waikato; very dry in eastern parts of both islands. • Sunshine: Sunshine totals ... More >>

June: Cold and frosty with plentiful sunshine

Thursday, 2 July 2009, 12:08 pm | Niwa National Climate Centre

• Temperature: Well below average over much of the country. • Rainfall: Above normal rainfall in the north and east of the North Island, near normal rainfall for the Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough. Below normal rainfall elsewhere, with record ... More >>





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