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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. http://i.imgur.com/0TlLGP1.jpg ) 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 >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 8 January 2016, 5:31 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 >>

Know your shells

Monday, 4 January 2016, 9:51 am | NIWA

If you're collecting sea shells at the beach this summer and wondering what they are, NIWA is here to help. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 2:16 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 >>

May all your Christmases be sunny...

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 1:25 pm | NIWA

A mostly happy, high-pressure (meteorologically speaking) holiday in store! It’s no wonder that the Christmas forecast has been highly anticipated. From hail to record breaking heat, summer so far has been off to a bit of a changeable start. The good ... More >>

Sharks of summer

Monday, 21 December 2015, 10:03 am | NIWA

Everyone knows they’re out there, but how well do you know your sharks? NIWA looks at four of the most common sharks you’re likely to spot this summer. Bronze whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus) More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 18 December 2015, 3:47 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 >>

A Year of Weather

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:24 pm | NIWA

There were floods, tornados, fires and big waves in another year of big weather for New Zealand. NIWA climate scientists review the inclement highlights month by month. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Saturday, 12 December 2015, 10:47 am | 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 >>

NIWA seeks help from recreational anglers to count kahawai

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 10:24 am | NIWA

Recreational anglers may be asked to donate heads from kahawai that they land to science over summer, as part of a NIWA survey of New Zealand’s kahawai population. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 4 December 2015, 3:44 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 >>

 

 

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