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NIWA's Hotspot Watch 28/11/14

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:02 pm | NIWA

In the North Island, soils are much drier than normal (see figure below) for this time of year for eastern sections of Northland. There is more extensive and pronounced dryness from the Coromandel to the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne. There are also abnormally ... More >>

Scientists celebrate 60 years of radiocarbon measurements

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:45 pm | NIWA

Scientists will next month celebrate the diamond anniversary of the world’s longest continuous record of atmospheric radiocarbon measurements. More >>

Ozone depleting substance found to be rising

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 10:40 am | NIWA

NIWA researchers have made a prominent contribution to new research showing the international treaty to protect the ozone layer is working -- despite the discovery of increased levels of ozone-depleting hydrogen chloride in the Northern Hemisphere. More >>

Climate Summary Oct 2014: A dry month for some

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 2:05 pm | NIWA

A dry month for some of the country with near average temperatures for most. Rainfall Rainfall was below normal (50-79%) or well below normal ( 149%) for south-western parts of the South Island. Temperature October temperatures were near average (within ... More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:32 pm | NIWA

November 2014 – January 2015 temperatures are likely (35-40% chance) to be average or below average in the north and west of the North Island. Seasonal temperatures are most likely (40-45% chance) to be near average for the remaining regions. More >>

Plans to be Outdoors? Saturday Looks to be the Best

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:36 pm | NIWA

The first long weekend in more than four months is set to start off on a great note for much of the country, with more of a mixed bag thereafter, say NIWA climate scientists. More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 12:24 pm | NIWA

Meteorological forecasting centres across the Southwest Pacific are predicting near average numbers of tropical cyclones (TC) for the 2014–15 season (November 2014 to April 2015). The 30-year average number of all (named) of TCs from 1981-2010 is ... More >>

NIWA scientists working under the ice in Antarctica

Monday, 6 October 2014, 2:55 pm | NIWA

NIWA marine ecologists, including specialist divers, are heading south shortly for the second stage in a range of experiments that take place under the ice in Antarctica. More >>

September 2014 climate summary

Friday, 3 October 2014, 5:35 pm | NIWA

Rainfall Below normal (50-79%) rainfall was recorded for much of the South Island with pockets of well below normal ( Temperature A mild September for the majority of the North Island and parts of the West Coast. Below average temperatures (-1.20 ... More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook - October-December 2014

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 4:58 pm | NIWA

During September 2014, borderline El Niño conditions returned in the Pacific: sea surface temperatures rose in the western-central Pacific, sub-surface heat content increased, and the Southern Oscillation Index persisted at about -0.7. Both atmospheric ... More >>

Scientists take stunning photographs

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:18 pm | NIWA

A stunning close up photograph of a rare, bright yellow and blue aquatic creature has been voted the winner of this year’s public choice category of NIWA’s photography competition. More >>

Special voting arrangements made for NIWA crew

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:58 am | NIWA

One of the most unusual polling stations for this year’s general election is in the middle of the ocean miles from land. NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa, has been doubling as a polling booth for crew and scientists at sea. More >>

Two ticks…it’s an election day weather forecast

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5:31 pm | NIWA

A coalition of rain, showers and the odd fine spell is set to rule New Zealand weather on Satur-day. More >>

Report recognises climate change and ozone depletion links

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:17 pm | NIWA

The ozone hole over Antarctica is responsible for significant climate change in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a new international report. More >>

Dry spells take hold in South Island

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:37 pm | NIWA

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues. A dry spell is defined as a period of 15 days or more with less than 1mm of rain on any one day. More >>

Climate Summary: A mild winter for much of the country

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:46 am | NIWA

A mild winter for much of the country. Temperature It was a mild winter for much of the country, but especially for the South Island where winter temperatures were predominantly above average (0.5 to 1.2°C above average). The exception was parts ... More >>

August 2014 Climate Summary

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 1:39 pm | NIWA

August rainfall was wide ranging. Above normal rainfall (120-149%) occurred throughout eastern Northland, Manawatu-Wanganui, Gisborne, Southland and parts of Central Otago. Conversely rainfall was below normal (50-79%) in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and ... More >>

NIWA Outlook:September-November 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:24 pm | NIWA

The equatorial Pacific Ocean remains ENSO-neutral at the end of August 2014. Despite the Southern Oscillation Index being currently negative, a fully coupled (ocean and atmosphere) event has yet to initiate. More >>

Wellington science fair winners announced

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:08 pm | NIWA

A Wellington High School student has taken out the prize for best overall exhibit at this year’s NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More >>

NIWA works with Samoan village to build better future

Monday, 25 August 2014, 5:22 pm | NIWA

A unique pilot project to help Samoa’s largest village better cope with natural disaster is the focus of an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Samoa timed to coincide with a major United Nations conference in Apia. More >>

 

 

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