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The climate of Christmases past

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:05 pm | NIWA

If history is anything to go by, Wellington and Christchurch are the main centres most likely to experience a dry Christmas Day, while Auckland and Hamilton are the least likely. That’s according to a new climate study undertaken by NIWA meteorologist ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 7/12/17

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:54 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 Summary: Spring 2017

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 5:00 pm | NIWA

Equal second-warmest spring on record for New Zealand Temperature Spring temperatures were well above average (> +1.20°C) in Central Otago, the Southern Lakes and Fiordland, and above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C) for most remaining areas of the country. ... More >>

Warming ocean to affect fisheries by end of century

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 8:16 am | NIWA

Rapid warming of the ocean near Tasmania may provide a good indication of how the water around New Zealand will change as the planet warms, say NIWA scientists. More >>

Scientists explores the deepest depths of Kermadec Trench

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:25 am | NIWA

A team of international researchers leaves Wellington this weekend to explore the bottom of the Kermadec Trench – one of the deepest places in the ocean. More >>

Expedition to study NZ’s largest earthquake fault

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:07 am | NIWA

An ambitious scientific expedition involving 30 scientists from around the world leaves Perth next week bound for the East Coast of the North Island. The expedition, jointly led by NIWA and the University of Auckland, is the first of two aboard the ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Nov 9

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 4:07 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 >>

Winters much shorter than they once were, says NIWA

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8:47 am | NIWA

New Zealand winters are a month shorter than they were 80 years ago, NIWA scientists say. More >>

Lookalikes not necessarily the same, says NIWA scientist

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:53 am | NIWA

They hide under rocks in lakes, rivers and streams, look decidedly grumpy and only come out at night. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Nov 2

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 3:36 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 November 2017 - January 2018

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 2:01 pm | NIWA

The tropical Pacific is still officially in a ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) neutral state, but some indicators have leaned more towards La Niña conditions during the course of October 2017. After a brief period of warming early in the month, sea ... More >>

Southern spring sizzle sets records

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:49 pm | NIWA

An immense dome of high pressure stretched across the Tasman Sea onto the South Island yesterday, bringing the highest temperatures across New Zealand since April. More >>

Sea ice change puts glitch in NIWA's Antarctic research

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 11:07 am | NIWA

A dramatic change in sea ice this year is likely to hamper a NIWA-led research project aiming to better understand how ice shelves will melt as the ocean warms. More >>

Warm temps ahead of Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:52 am | NIWA

An air flow extending from Australia on Thursday and Friday may bring near-record warmth to parts of the interior South Island, says NIWA forecaster Ben Noll. A large area of high pressure to the northwest of New Zealand will help steer this warm air ... More >>

New term, new NZ marine science resources

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:56 am | NIWA

School pupils can now explore a real-world issue facing New Zealand – how to best manage our vast marine resources – thanks to a collaboration between the Sustainable Seas Challenge and Science Learning Hub. More >>

Consultation Opens for Sustainable Seas Challenge 2019–2024

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:31 am | NIWA

Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand’s future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential. We have therefore been working ... More >>

Tropical Cyclone Outlook for Southwest Pacific

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:16 pm | NIWA

Forecasters say about eight to 10 named tropical cyclones are expected to form in the Southwest Pacific basin between November and April. More >>

10th anniversary of ocean acidification research

Monday, 9 October 2017, 8:24 am | NIWA

A decade of scientific research into how ocean acidification is affecting New Zealand waters has led to far greater understanding of the vulnerability of our marine ecosystems, according to a newly published review. More >>

Leopard seal pup’s lungs were failing, CT scan shows

Friday, 29 September 2017, 5:42 pm | NIWA

A leopard seal pup born off St Kilda beach, Dunedin, on Tuesday has been found to have only had 10 per cent of normal lung capacity. The pup was euthanised on Wednesday after a vet determined it could not be saved. More >>

Scientists’ stunning images

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 8:47 am | NIWA

From the bottom of the ocean to the top of atmosphere, NIWA staff work in some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. More >>

 

 

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