Story: Climate

Dry pond, spring 2001

Dry pond, spring 2001

New Zealand is affected by major international climate fluctuations such as El Niño. This can create extreme local conditions such as drought in certain parts. This pond in Ōhariu Valley, Wellington, dried up during the El Niño phenomenon in 2001.

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Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, 'Climate - New Zealand and global climate patterns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, published 12 Jun 2006