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NIWA launches New Zealand Drought Index

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:36 am | NIWA

A new tool to monitor drought conditions across New Zealand has been launched today by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Called The New Zealand Drought Index (NZDI), it is an easy-to-use, colour coded map that defines ... More >>

NIWA surveying fish in Tasman and Golden Bays

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:28 am | NIWA

Boaties in Tasman and Golden Bays are likely to notice a larger than usual vessel working close to shore over the next few days. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:45 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 >>

The Tasman Tempest takes its toll – time to tally up

Monday, 13 March 2017, 4:00 pm | NIWA

As the Tasman Tempest headed east off New Zealand today, it’s time to look at the statistics and see how many records it washed away. More >>

Meteorological March Madness

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 12:22 pm | NIWA

NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll says parts of the upper North Island have received more rain in two days than normally falls for the entire month. More >>

February 2017 Climate Summary

Friday, 3 March 2017, 5:07 pm | NIWA

Rainfall for February was above normal (120 to 149% of normal) or well above normal (>149% of normal) for central and southeastern parts of the North Island, as well in the Far North. The rest of the North Island experienced mostly near normal (80 ... More >>

Summer 2016-17: cool for most but dry in the north and east

Friday, 3 March 2017, 4:59 pm | NIWA

Temperature Summer temperatures were below average (-0.51°C to -1.20°C) or well below average ( Rainfall Rainfall was below normal (50-79%) in many northern and eastern areas of the North Island and South Island. It was a particularly dry summer ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch, 2 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 4:45 pm | NIWA

Pictured above: Soil Moisture Anomaly Maps, relative to this time of year. The maps show soil moisture anomaly for the past two weeks. More >>

NIWA Outlook: March – May 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4:40 pm | NIWA

The tropical Pacific is currently in an ENSO (El Niño – Southern Oscillation) neutral state (neither El Niño nor La Niña). Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central Equatorial Pacific Ocean are near average. However, during February, ... More >>

Wellington's summer was bad, but not as bad as you think

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:05 pm | NIWA

Wellington's summer was bad, but not as bad as you think - honest Summer officially ends tomorrow but for Wellingtonians it feels like it’s only just getting started. NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll explains what went wrong. More >>

Massive mudslides in Kaikōura Canyon destroy seabed life

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:59 am | NIWA

Huge mudslides from November’s earthquakes have wiped out all organisms living in the seabed of the Kaikōura Canyon. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:02 am | 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 - Facts: Soil Moisture

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:09 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 >>

Native forests absorbing more carbon dioxide

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12:52 pm | NIWA

New Zealand’s forests and other land areas may be absorbing up to 60% more carbon dioxide than has been calculated, with much of this uptake likely occurring in native forests, NIWA scientists have discovered. More >>

Scientists find new species during Kermadecs research voyage

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 9:05 am | NIWA

A voyage to the Kermadec Islands has resulted in the discovery of many species either new to science or not previously found in the area. More >>

$2 million boost for climate change research

Monday, 13 February 2017, 3:27 pm | NIWA

The Deep South National Science Challenge today announced funding totalling approximately $2 million for five new research projects to help New Zealanders better understand their future climate. More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook Update

Friday, 10 February 2017, 10:49 am | NIWA

This update for the latter half of the 2016–17 Tropical Cyclone (TC) season (February to April 2017) suggests near normal activity can still be expected. The 30-year (1981-2010) average number of all (named) storms is 12.4 (10.4) in the Southwest Pacific1 each ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Friday, 10 February 2017, 10:20 am | 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 - Facts: Soil Moisture

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:34 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 >>

Summer just doing its thing, says NIWA

Friday, 27 January 2017, 4:37 pm | NIWA

A NIWA scientist has delved into the data amid calls to change the dates of New Zealand’s traditional summer holidays after what many have said is a slow start to the 2016/17 summer. More >>

 

 

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