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NIWA's Hotspot Watch 30/1/15

Friday, 30 January 2015, 5:16 pm | NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soil conditions are deemed “hotspots”. More >>

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook February-April 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015, 5:09 pm | NIWA

Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean are borderline between neutral and weak El Niño conditions. However -- as was the case over the past few months – the atmospheric circulation in the Pacifc is still inconsistent with ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 23/1/15

Friday, 23 January 2015, 3:31 pm | NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 20/1/15

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 10:40 am | NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”. More >>

The science of the surf

Monday, 12 January 2015, 11:48 am | NIWA

Nothing says summer holiday quite like the rhythmical sigh of waves breaking gently on a sundrenched shore. But waves are so much more than a soothing accompaniment to our afternoon nap: they’re the outcome of a fascinating combination of physical ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 9/1/15

Friday, 9 January 2015, 4:06 pm | NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”. More >>

2014: Near normal rainfall , near average temperatures

Friday, 9 January 2015, 10:58 am | NIWA

The year 2014: Near normal rainfall and near average temperatures for most of the country. Rainfall Annual rainfall was near normal for most parts of New Zealand in 2014. The exception was parts of the central North Island and Central Otago where ... More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook: January-March 2015

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 3:18 pm | NIWA

Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean remained steady during December 2014 at above conventional El Niño thresholds. However, not all atmospheric indicators are yet consistent with El Niño development. More >>

December 2015 Climate Summary

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 10:17 am | NIWA

Rainfall Rainfall was below normal (50-79%) or well below normal ( 149%) rainfall occurred. Meanwhile, the general theme for central and western portions of the island was near normal or below normal rainfall. Soil Moisture As of 1 January 2015, soil ... More >>

Who's to blame for the weather?

Monday, 5 January 2015, 9:36 am | NIWA

When it comes to second-guessing the weather, everyone has an opinion. NIWA meteorologist Chris Brandolino has heard most of them. Here he explains the magic, mystery – and science - of weather forecasting. More >>

The Science Behind A Good Homebrew

Monday, 29 December 2014, 11:43 am | NIWA

The Science Behind A Good Homebrew Karl Safi is reluctant to say brewing beer is a science. More >>

The photographers behind NIWA's stunning shots

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 11:46 am | NIWA

NIWA photographers are well known for their stunning images of New Zealand’s environment. Four of the best discuss their favourite shots and what was going on at the time. More >>

Santa brings sun for Christmas

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:49 pm | NIWA

The high pressures which are bringing settled and sunny conditions to many parts of the country during today’s summer solstice are expected to hang around for Santa’s arrival, according to NIWA forecasters. More >>

Early Christmas present for Antarctic researchers

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:37 pm | 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'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 >>

 

 

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