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Tropical Winds Yield Late-July Record Warmth

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:34 am | NIWA

A number of temperature records toppled across New Zealand over the weekend as tropical winds from New Caledonia and Vanuatu streamed over the country. More >>

Record-challenging warmth returns

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:38 am | NIWA

It may be winter, but it’s going to be so warm this weekend temperature records are likely to tumble. More >>

Volunteers needed for NIWA snow project

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 2:55 pm | NIWA

As the snow finally starts to fall in earnest this week, NIWA is asking for public help to measure it. More >>

Wood smoke draws researchers to New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:13 pm | NIWA

The burning question of winter is attracting international air quality scientists to Wellington later this month to design a large scale joint research programme. More >>

Let it snow, let it snow, let it...

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:48 pm | NIWA

After a dismal start to the ski season across New Zealand, Mother Nature might just deliver a mid-winter gift to those seeking snow in the South Island during the school holidays. More >>

NIWA scientist recognised for outstanding achievements

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 9:14 am | NIWA

A NIWA scientist with an international reputation as an outstanding leader in marine ecological field experiments was last night awarded the prestigious New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Award. More >>

Atmospheric river of moisture heading to NZ

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 11:53 am | NIWA

A series of low pressure systems will trek across the Tasman from tonight into the weekend, resulting in locally heavy rain and the potential for flooding and slips for the east of the North Island. Appreciable snowfall is also possible for the ski ... More >>

Winter fisheries survey finds toothfish spawning in the Ross

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:38 am | NIWA

At the edge of the advancing winter sea ice in the Ross Sea, a first-ever winter fisheries survey has uncovered new secrets of the Antarctic toothfish. The New Zealand commercial fishing vessel Janas , an ice strengthened longline vessel owned and operated ... More >>

June 2016 climate summary - 3rd warmest June on record

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 4:38 pm | NIWA

Temperature June temperatures were well above average (>1.20°C) for much of the South Island except in parts of Tasman and Marlborough where temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C). As a whole, the country observed well above average, ... More >>

New funding for Deep South National Science Challenge

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:08 am | NIWA

The Deep South National Science Challenge today announced new funding for seven new scientific research projects to help New Zealanders better understand their future climate. More >>

Scientists meet to discuss marine future

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:51 pm | NIWA

Marine scientists are proving they know that it takes good bait to catch a big audience. With topics such as The Rise of the Mullets, Are you an Alien? and Sex and the Seagrass, next week’s marine science conference in Wellington looks set to pull in the crowds. More >>

Warmest start to the year on record

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 8:21 am | NIWA

The first six months of 2016 are set to be the warmest ever start to the year, according to NIWA’s long-term seven-station temperature series. More >>

Warm Winter Solstice tomorrow

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:35 pm | NIWA

Potentially record-breaking temperatures are likely across New Zealand tomorrow, coinciding with the shortest day of the year. More >>

Fieldays: dry and mild - mostly

Friday, 10 June 2016, 12:50 pm | NIWA

Wear your gumboots by all means - but Fieldays 2016 is shaping up to be mostly mild and dry. NIWA, the official weather forecaster for Fieldays, is forecasting a large ridge of high pressure stretching across the Tasman Sea and covering New Zealand ... More >>

May Climate Summary

Friday, 3 June 2016, 4:31 pm | NIWA

During the month of May, air pressure was lower than normal over and to the south-west of the South Island while higher than normal pressures existed to the northeast of the country. This pressure set up led to a prevalence of north-westerly wind flow ... More >>

Scientists to record marine mammals

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 3:22 pm | NIWA

The sounds made by whales and dolphins as they pass through New Zealand’s Cook Strait are to be recorded for the first time through a research project being undertaken by a NIWA scientist. More >>

Tasman tempest may bring flooding, rain and damaging wind

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:55 am | NIWA

A potent storm strengthening over the Tasman Sea will move over New Zealand tonight and pummel the country with heavy, possibly flooding, rain and damaging wind gusts. ) More >>

It’s all in the detail

Monday, 18 January 2016, 9:32 am | NIWA

Drawing fish is a lot harder than you might think, explains NIWA’s scientific illustrator. More >>

Inside NIWA’s Invertebrate Collection

Monday, 11 January 2016, 9:44 am | NIWA

In that library are shelves - you can check things out, look at them and return them. More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook

Friday, 8 January 2016, 5:37 pm | NIWA

Strong El Niño conditions continued to dominate the tropical Pacific during December 2015. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the central and eastern Pacific have weakened slightly, but still exceed +2oC. The SOI is weakly negative at -0.6 for the month ... More >>



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