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ODT: Hot summer breaks records: Niwa

Peter Griffin posted in on March 4th, 2011.

Crown Research Institute NIWA is reporting that many parts of NZ experienced their hottest summer on record this year. The highest temperature was recorded in Timaru: 41.3 degrees Celsius. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Temperatures hit record or near-record highs in many areas in the North Island, as well as the north of the […]

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NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: December 2010 – February 2011

Peter Griffin posted in on December 1st, 2010.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “A typical La Niña summer likely” A moderate to strong La Niña, which is currently active in the tropical Pacific region, is expected to persist through summer, according to NIWA.  Further, these conditions look likely to persist through to autumn 2011, after which they […]

NIWA: Climate outlook for Summer

Peter Griffin posted in on December 2nd, 2009.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months (Dec – Feb): “El Niño strengthens, with conditions likely to be cooler in south and drier in northeast” The El Nino has strengthened during the last two months, and is expected to continue throughout the rest of summer.  It is also likely that this summer […]

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