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Spring Climate Summary: Wet and Warm for Many

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 4:41 pm | NIWA

A wetter and warmer than normal spring for many Rainfall Rainfall was well above normal (> 149%) in the Wellington region and eastern parts of Otago. Rainfall was above normal (120-149%) in parts of Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Nelson, Tasman ... More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: November 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:24 pm | NIWA

New Zealand Climate Summary: November 2016 Issued: 5 December 2016 A wet and cloudy month for many. Rainfall Rainfall was above normal (120-149% of normal) for large parts of the North Island with the exception of coastal Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:47 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 >>

Public help sought for fish research

Monday, 28 November 2016, 3:02 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists are asking for help from people who have had a long association with East Northland, Hauraki Gulf or Marlborough Sounds. More >>

Hottest November temperature in 15 years

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:13 pm | NIWA

The hottest November temperature in New Zealand in at least the last 15 years occurred yesterday, when Gisborne reached a sizzling 34.8°C at 4.00 pm. The previous November record, in the last 15 years, happened at Waione on 24 November 2009 when the maximum ... More >>

Scientists detect huge fault rupture offshore from Kaikoura

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 4:33 pm | NIWA

Scientists surveying the seabed in areas affected by last week’s earthquake have confirmed a 34km rupture in the offshore continuation of the Kekerengu Fault, known as the Needles Fault. More >>

NIWA diverts ship to earthquake areas

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 5:25 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa has been diverted to survey the seabed in areas affected by Monday’s earthquake. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 11 November 2016, 4:52 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 >>

Scientists study seabird distributions

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 2:11 pm | NIWA

Knowing where an albatross prefers to dine is vital information when it comes to undertaking any marine activity. More >>

Welcome to jandal season: warmest days of spring so far

Monday, 7 November 2016, 11:56 am | NIWA

Warm nor’westers, or foehn winds, are forecast for parts of the eastern South Island tomorrow and Wednesday, before spreading to the east of the North Island from Wednesday into Thursday. More >>

NIWA scientist heads to the ice with drill and tape measure

Friday, 28 October 2016, 10:10 am | NIWA

A tape measure and a drill will be pretty much all the tools a NIWA scientist needs when he heads to Antarctica next week. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:10 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 >>

Koha goes home – NIWA returns lost turtle to Kermadecs

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:09 am | NIWA

A critically endangered turtle today began a two-day journey back to its home in Rangitāhua, the Kermadecs. More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Friday, 14 October 2016, 1:09 pm | NIWA

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Moderate La Niña or neutral tropical conditions expected to produce near average activity across most islands More >>

Scientists’ stunning images

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 9:39 am | NIWA

From one pole to the other, NIWA scientists work in some of the world’s most extraordinary landscapes. More >>

NIWA kicks off busy season in Antarctica

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 3:46 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists are this week making the final preparations for one of the organisation’s busiest summers at Antarctica. More >>

NIWA Outlook: October - December 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016, 1:46 pm | NIWA

ENSO (El Niño – Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions are still present in the tropical Pacific Ocean as a whole, although some indicators are currently in the weak La Niña category. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central equatorial ... More >>

Equinox marks start of 'astronomical Spring'

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:18 pm | NIWA

Astronomical spring begins in New Zealand at 2.21am on Friday, marked by the Southern Hemisphere’s Vernal Equinox. More >>

New Zealand sea lions and the threat of misinformation

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 12:25 pm | NIWA

New Zealand is lucky to have its own sea lion. They were nearly driven to extinction more than 150 years ago by the first human settlers and then by commercial sealing – a story shared with nearly all seals. But the New Zealand sea lion has been slow ... More >>

Winter is coming - again

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 2:56 pm | NIWA

Look who's back... NIWA forecasters believe that winter will return with a vengeance from tomorrow. Here are five things you should know about the incoming Antarctic blast... 1. Snow: Will likely settle in the hills around Dunedin, Christchurch, and ... More >>

 

 

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