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NIWA's Hotspot Watch 12/12/14

Friday, 12 December 2014, 2:48 pm | NIWA

For the North Island, soils continue to be much drier than normal (refer to figure below) for this time of year along eastern portions of the island. In particular, soil moistures in Whangarei, Kaipara, eastern Waikato, the Bay of Plenty as well ... More >>

Early Christmas present for Antarctic researchers

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:59 am | NIWA

In a small green laboratory perched on the rocky volcanic southern peninsula of Ross Island, Antarctica, there’s a space waiting for a new shiny, hi-tech Christmas present. More >>

NIWA: Spring Climate Summary

Friday, 5 December 2014, 12:03 pm | NIWA

The Spring Climate Summary is available here. Main points include: • Lots of sun in Wellington and the Kapiti Coast • Not much rain in Nelson and Marlborough • Below average temperatures in Otago and Waikato More >>

November Climate Summary

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:40 pm | NIWA

November Climate Summary . Highlights this month include: • A cooler month for all • Blenheim gets more sun than Nelson • Christchurch is hottest of all November Climate Summary More >>

Scientist turns detective on NZ temperature records

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 8:54 am | NIWA

A NIWA climate scientist is awaiting a ruling from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on whether New Zealand’s coldest recorded temperature will be accepted as an official world weather extreme. Gregor Macara has submitted a detailed report ... More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook: December 2014 to January 2015

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4:50 pm | NIWA

The latest Seasonal Climate Outlook highlights this month include: • A weak El Nino is developing • Average to above average summer temperatures • An elevated chance of having an ex-tropical system come near New Zealand. More >>

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 >>



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