· Annual rainfall for Northland varied from 90 percent to 160 percent of average.
· Extreme dry conditions during mid spring to early summer.
· Central Government declared a medium level drought for Northland in December.
· Eleven severe weather warnings were issued by MetService.
· Several significant weather events including ex-tropical cyclone Wilma, damaging winds and isolated thunderstorm activity.
· Tsunami waves generated by the Japan earthquake affected coastal areas.