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Thermal images reveal heat levels in New Zealand’s glaciers

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 1:50 pm | NIWA

Thermal images taken by a NIWA scientist during this year’s aerial survey of South Island glaciers have revealed in extraordinary detail how heat in the surrounding landscape is affecting the ice. More >>

Scientists hoping to solve great eel mystery

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:28 am | NIWA

NIWA freshwater scientists are pinning their hopes of solving an age-old mystery on 10 female longfin eels who are about to begin an epic journey to their spawning grounds somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. More >>

Scientists study how to predict marine heatwaves

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 10:39 am | NIWA

Scientists have taken a step closer to predicting marine heatwaves with new NIWA-led research finding a link between their formation and the length of time sea temperatures are warmer than normal. More >>

New understanding of threats to Hector’s and Māui dolphins

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 12:21 pm | NIWA

A new scientific assessment of Hector’s and Māui dolphins has led to a revised understanding of their biology, their distribution and their main threats. More >>

NIWA mapping Whakatipu lake floor

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 3:04 pm | NIWA

NIWA researchers are out on Lake Whakatipu for the next week mapping the lake floor for the first time. More >>

Students, scientists, citizens study Arrowtown’s ailing air

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 10:49 am | NIWA

Arrowtown may be known for its picturesque autumn scenery, but in winter this tiny Central Otago town has a problem. More >>

NIWA Outlook: May – July 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 9:21 am | NIWA

• A weak, central Pacific El Niño continued during April, as patterns of enhanced rainfall persisted in the vicinity of the International Dateline. Although El Niño is forecast to continue during the upcoming three-month period, it may weaken later ... More >>

Scientists discover solar heat drives rapid melting

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:10 am | NIWA

Scientists discover solar heat drives rapid melting of Ross Ice Shelf More >>

Environment report a clear picture of change: NIWA

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 1:16 pm | NIWA

The latest state of the environment report released today provides New Zealanders with clear evidence that our climate, freshwater and marine systems are changing, says NIWA. More >>

Eggceptional Easter weather - mostly

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 11:48 am | NIWA

We’re in for a calm, mostly fine and mild Easter, according to NIWA’s weather forecasting team. While more detailed forecasting can be found on weather.niwa.co.nz , here’s the executive summary with a rating in eggs out of 10: Friday A high pressure ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 10/4/2019

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 2:02 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 3:27 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Seasonal climate outlook - April – June 2019

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 1:22 pm | NIWA

• A central Pacific El Niño event continued during March as the ocean and atmosphere remained weakly coupled. Sea surface temperatures warmed across the equatorial Pacific during March and El Niño is expected to continue during the upcoming three-month ... More >>

Freshwater fish swim their all for science

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 2:39 pm | NIWA

In a secret training location on the outskirts of Hamilton, a squad of whitebait is being put through its paces by fish scientists. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 9:58 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 6/3/2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 1:43 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Third warmest summer on record - NIWA

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 12:49 pm | NIWA

New Zealand has just experienced its third warmest summer on record, according to official NIWA climate figures. More >>

International weather and climate experts gather in Wgtn

Friday, 1 March 2019, 1:43 pm | NIWA

Weather and climate experts from around the world are meeting in Wellington next week to discuss the successes of a global scientific model focused on improving the accuracy and reliability of weather and climate forecasting. More >>

Seasonal climate outlook - March – May 2019

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 1:33 pm | NIWA

• A central Pacific El Niño is now occurring as the ocean and atmosphere have been weakly coupled for a third consecutive month. Traditionally, this occurs farther east toward South America and during the early summer season. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:24 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

 

 

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