March 21, 2013. New Zealand desperately in need of heavy rains. This is understandable, not only for New Zealanders, but even inanimate NASA satellites. If we compare today's satellite imagery with pictures of a year ago, you will notice that the green surface Islands became brown.
Climatologist Jim Salinger commented: "The difference in the color of the surface of the island of New Zealand not surprising. Last season was one of the rainiest in the history of observations, and the current year has been one of the driest. "
It is noteworthy that the brownish tint of the underlying surface did not come gradually, and in just two weeks. Jim Salinger said that in the future climate New Zealand will be similar to the climate of the Mediterranean.