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New Zealand Climate Summary: June 2015

Friday, 3 July 2015, 5:12 pm | NIWA

Rainfall Rainfall was above normal (120-149%) or well above normal (> 149%) for much of the Manawatu-Whanganui, Taranaki, Westland, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland regions. Rainfall was well below normal ( Temperature ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: July-September 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:13 pm | NIWA

Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa Nelson, Marlborough, Buller West Coast, Alps and foothills, inland Otago and Southland Coastal Canterbury, east Otago More >>

Scientists flocking to NIWA site for rare look at Pluto

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 10:38 am | NIWA

Scientists from around the world will be at NIWA’s atmospheric research station in Central Otago next week to observe a rare astronomical event that is likely to last just 90 seconds. Called a stellar occultation, it occurs when light from a star ... More >>

NIWA makes a date with freshwater fish

Monday, 22 June 2015, 11:27 am | NIWA

NIWA researchers have produced a series of calendars to inform people when New Zealand’s native freshwater and sport fish are migrating and spawning. More >>

NIWA’s Fieldays stand a winner

Friday, 12 June 2015, 12:38 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s Fieldays team is today basking in the glory of winning the Best Indoor Agribusiness Site awarded by the National Agricultural Fieldays organisation for the 2015 event. More >>

Outlook fine for Fieldays

Monday, 8 June 2015, 2:26 pm | NIWA

Vistors to this week's National Agricultural Fieldays near Hamilton, can expect mostly fine weather. More >>

NIWA May Climate Summary

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1:31 pm | NIWA

Rainfall was well below normal ( 149%) or above normal (120-149%) for western parts of the South Island, the Southern Lakes, southwestern and western parts of the North Island, and eastern Bay of Plenty. Soil Moisture As of 1 June 2015, soil moisture ... More >>

Mapping Kapiti’s submarine landscape

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:59 am | NIWA

A team of marine geoscientists from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research begins mapping the submarine landscape of Kapiti Island and Coast on Friday, 5 June. The project is run in partnership with Victoria University ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: June-August 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 9:57 am | NIWA

An El Niño event is now under way in the tropical Pacific. In the second half of May, the Pacific trade winds weakened substantially and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) dropped below -1, indicating coupling had been achieved between the warmer ... More >>

Queen’s Birthday Weekend weather: an early winter warm-up

Friday, 29 May 2015, 3:52 pm | NIWA

As we segue from autumn to winter this long holiday weekend, after the recent cold snap, it may feel more like we’re transitioning from winter to spring with the arrival of warmer air. Let’s break things down a bit. More >>

Historic research data uncovered

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:55 pm | NIWA

A climate scientist at NIWA’s Lauder Station research centre in Central Otago has stumbled across the oldest known mid-infra-red spectra – scientific readings taken 30 years ago on 29 May 1985. More >>

Farmers wanted to help NIWA

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:39 pm | NIWA

NIWA is looking for farmers to help fine tune its latest development. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research has developed new tools that can help farmers decide when to irrigate or fertilise. But it needs farmers to test out the ... More >>

Ozone depletion far greater without Montreal Protocol

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:19 am | NIWA

A study out today shows the Antarctic Ozone Hole would be 40 per cent larger than it is today without controls introduced by the Montreal Protocol. More >>

Weather volunteers provide invaluable service

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:09 am | NIWA

For almost a century the Mason family of Feilding have been keeping a closer eye on the weather than most people. More >>

NIWA’s glider launched into service for sea science

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:18 am | NIWA

Exploring the frontier of New Zealand oceanographic research is the launch mission for Manaia, NIWA’s newly named underwater glider. More >>

NIWA studies spectacular seabed gas flares

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 5:49 pm | NIWA

A team of scientists aboard NIWA’s deepwater research vessel Tangaroa returns to Wellington tomorrow[Friday 1 May] with new knowledge about methane ‘leaking’ into the atmosphere. More >>

ANZAC Weekend weather

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:41 pm | NIWA

Changeable weather is expected everywhere this long weekend, particularly towards the end, says NIWA’s lead forecaster, Chris Brandolino. More >>

Climate science may help predict mussel production

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:21 pm | NIWA

Sea temperatures influence mussel production, but the link between the two is not always clear. Sea temperatures have been rising globally with climate change, but temperatures also fluctuate with shorter-term climate variability, along with other ... More >>

Getting to know the Gisborne gas seeps

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:15 am | NIWA

A team of NIWA scientist heads offshore near Gisborne next week [April 23-May 1] to investigate a group of seabed gas flares erupting from near a glacier of frozen methane discovered last year. More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: March 2015

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 2:53 pm | NIWA

A warm month for all regions, and patches of wet and dry throughout New Zealand. Download full release as a PDF More >>

 

 

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