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Giant Squid And Glow-in-the-dark Sharks Surprise Scientists

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:14 pm | NIWA

A giant squid and several glow-in-the-dark sharks were surprise finds for NIWA scientists last month on the Chatham Rise during a voyage to survey hoki, New Zealand’s most valuable commercial fish species. But other denizens of the deep east of Canterbury ... More >>

Auckland Set To Break Dry Spell Record

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 12:05 pm | NIWA

  Auckland is set to break a climate record on Saturday for the region’s longest dry spell, according to NIWA forecasters. A dry spell is defined as consecutive days with less than 1 mm of rain and the current record for the greater Auckland ... More >>

Forecast shows Auckland region to stay dry

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 3:52 pm | NIWA

Aucklanders should not expect any decent rain for more than 10 days, says NIWA principal scientist and forecaster Chris Brandolino. More >>

Monthly climate summary - January

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 3:13 pm | NIWA

• Dryness with much of the country having well below average rainfall • Temperatures well above average for some areas • Highest temperature was 38.2C at Gisborne on January 31 • Waikato has had the most sunshine so far this year! More >>

Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 3:48 pm | NIWA

The latest Hotspot Watch is attached. A huge Hotspot now covers Northland, Waikato, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula. There is now nowhere in the North Island where soil moisture levels are normal or above normal. More >>

Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:05 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing significant soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have ... More >>

It’s a colourful life under the Antarctic ice

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:50 pm | NIWA

The rich diversity of marine life near Scott Base in Antarctica has stunned scientists diving under the ice to set up environmental monitoring sites. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:59 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing significant soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have ... More >>

The epic life of the spiny red rock lobster

Monday, 6 January 2020, 11:18 am | NIWA

Sam Fraser-Baxter heads to the Wairarapa for one of New Zealand’s longest-running marine surveys – counting baby lobster. More >>

Weathering new technology in Tonga

Friday, 3 January 2020, 10:27 am | NIWA

There are about 800km between the southern and northern tips of Tonga - and a lot of ocean. More >>

Aussie bushfire smoke reaches NZ – update 2nd Jan 2020

Friday, 3 January 2020, 10:02 am | NIWA

A thick river of smoke has been flowing across the Tasman Sea for over a month, tracked in detail by scientists using satellite imagery. Most of the time the smoke passes to the north of New Zealand, or is removed by rainfall before it reaches us. However, ... More >>

Ten years of the weather with you

Monday, 30 December 2019, 9:09 pm | NIWA

If you happened to be in Timaru on February 6, 2011 you might recall it was uncomfortably, ridiculously hot. More >>

What’s in the NIWA freezer?

Monday, 23 December 2019, 10:59 am | NIWA

Just past the locks, alarms and big heavy doors is a rather macabre sight. To see it, you first need to grab a heavy jacket, pick a beanie out of the box and put on a pair of industrial strength gloves because it’s cold in there: -20C to be ... More >>

‘Tis the season for a Christmas weather forecast…

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 12:07 pm | NIWA

If Santa is quick he can hop on a ridge of high pressure for his big trip to New Zealand very soon. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:40 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 >>

Unprecedented carbon monoxide readings in Central Otago

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:07 am | NIWA

Researchers at NIWA’s Lauder atmospheric research station in Central Otago have measured prolonged carbon monoxide concentrations well above normal levels. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 3:03 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 >>

Hottest November on record: NIWA climate scientists

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 2:14 pm | NIWA

New Zealand has just experienced its hottest November on record, according to NIWA climate scientists. Data from NIWA’s Seven-Station Series, which began in 1909, shows that last month’s temperature was 1.55C above the 30-year average. The ... More >>

Scientist pieces together details of underwater landslides

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2:04 pm | NIWA

New information about landslides that occur on the seafloor off New Zealand’s east coast will help scientists better understand why and where they happen, and the types of threats they pose. More >>

NIWA CEO addresses staff issue

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 4:09 pm | NIWA

NIWA Chief Executive John Morgan today said NIWA has immense respect for all its staff, irrespective of the employment agreement they choose, and is proud of the employment packages it offers them. More >>

 

 

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