NIWA on a wet, wild but warm July

Key points:

Temperature: Near or slightly above average for most of the country;

Rainfall: Well above normal rainfall (more than 200% of normal) in Marlborough, Canterbury, and eastern Otago; above normal (around 150% or more of normal) in Westland, Tasman, and the majority of the North Island;

Sunshine: Below normal hours of bright sunshine recorded for most of country.