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Drought – soil, rivers, climate, outlook

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 22nd, 2013.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING – FRI 22 MAR The ‘big dry’ continues, with the entire North Island officially declared a drought zone and ongoing water restrictions in many regions. How bad is this drought, and how long is it likely to last? What are the ongoing impacts on soil moisture and river flows, and how much […]

NIWA seasonal climate outlook: November 2009 – January 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on October 30th, 2009.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “Moderate El Niño conditions, but muted influence on New Zealand in the coming season” It seems that a moderate El Niño is in force, and is likely to persist over summer, although it is unlikely to have much of an effect on New Zealand’s […]

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