Significant rain is urgently needed in many parts of Otago to
ease soil moisture deficits after another dry month, a
problem which has been compounded by the onset of cooler
weather, hydrological consultant Dave Stewart says.
For those who felt the summer did not last long enough, the
good news is that they can expect a warm end to autumn, the
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research's (Niwa)
National Climate Centre says.