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NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 4:49 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 >>

One storm down, another on its way

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 1:31 pm | NIWA

The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. More >>

Summer Series #5 Life’s a beach

Monday, 16 January 2017, 9:20 am | NIWA

Summer Series #5 Life’s a beach Six scientists reveal their favourite beaches but also observe how they’re changing. More >>

Climate Summary: New Zealand’s warmest year on record

Monday, 9 January 2017, 12:37 pm | NIWA

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on ... More >>

SUMMER SERIES #4 Scientist keeps cool head on the ice

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:13 am | NIWA

Top of Natalie Robinson’s to-do list right now is to work out exactly what she’s brought back from Antarctica. More >>

NIWA Outlook: January – March 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017, 4:59 pm | NIWA

Overview The tropical Pacific continues to exhibit mainly ENSO-neutral conditions. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central Equatorial Pacific Ocean remain marginally below average. In the sub-surface ocean, the pockets of cooler than average temperatures ... More >>

Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 6:58 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 >>

Above and beyond - a voyage in the Pacific

Monday, 2 January 2017, 2:04 pm | NIWA

A NIWA technician spends four days and three nights on a crowded boat heading to one of the most remote places in the Pacific to help install a weather station. Conditions are so arduous he decides to quit his job - but how do you do that in the middle ... More >>

Scientists set up offices in great outdoors

Monday, 26 December 2016, 2:08 pm | NIWA

Summer is for scientific fieldwork. Three NIWA scientists are heading into the wild blue yonder, some with fancy technology and others with a coffee cup and a bag of party balloons. More >>

Take the weather with you - and happy holidays

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:37 pm | NIWA

With Christmas on the doorstep it’s time to look ahead to what the weather is doing for the holidays - inlcuding a sneak peek all the way to New Year’s Day. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 3:30 pm | NIWA

Over the past two weeks, rainfall has been lower than normal for much of the North Island, as a result most places saw a decrease in soil moisture levels. The exceptions were the regions of Taranaki and Manawatu-Whanganui where rainfall was near normal, ... More >>

Summer Series #1: The year's top science findings

Monday, 19 December 2016, 9:12 am | NIWA

A year is a short time in science but a lot happened in 2016. NIWA highlights its top scientific endeavours of the past 12 months and reveals we know a lot more about a whole range of things than we did this time last year. MARCH Scientists pinpointed ... More >>

Christmas forecast: a plethora of possibilities

Friday, 16 December 2016, 3:13 pm | NIWA

Tropical Depression 04F is set to become the first Tropical Cyclone of the season in the Southwest Pacific, about 300km north-west of Nadi, Fiji. More >>

2016 set to become New Zealand’s warmest on record

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:24 pm | NIWA

With just under three weeks until the end of the year, NIWA climate scientists say 2016 is set to be New Zealand’s hottest on record, breaking the previous record set in 1998. More >>

Citizen science monitoring of water a win-win: research

Monday, 12 December 2016, 12:17 pm | NIWA

New research has revealed that citizen science monitoring of water is a win-win for scientists and volunteers – one gains access to new data, and the other the skills and confidence to become involved in discussions over what is happening to their ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:29 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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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