Climate data

NIWA maintains the national climate database for New Zealand, and can supply climate data in a variety of ways.

  • Weather station

    CliFlo - the National Climate Database

    Software Tool/Resource
    CliFlo is an interface that provides access to New Zealand's National Climate Database.
  • Climate Present and Past

    Research Project
    Climate Present and Past is a core-funded project under NIWA's National Climate Centre. It aims to explore historical climate data and track past changes in climate through a range of approaches.
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    'Seven-station' series temperature data

    Research Project
    NIWA's long-running 'seven-station' series shows NZ's average annual temperature has increased by about 1 °C over the past 100 years.
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    Climate extremes

    Hottest, coldest, wettest, driest, sunniest, windiest...which places hold the record for climate extremes in NZ?
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    Overview of New Zealand's climate

    Find information about New Zealand's temperature record and climate change in our information and resources section.
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    NIWA35 data request form

    Obtain NIWA35 forecast data from NIWA.
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    NatHERS climate files 2012 - data request

    NatHERS climate files 2012 - data request webform
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    Send us your snow observations

    Measurements of snowfall at low elevations around New Zealand are few and far between, and yet the data would be really helpful in understanding how snowfall occurs and quantifying snow-related risks.
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    Help using the National Climate Database (CliFlo)

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    Virtual Climate Station Network (VCSN) data technical description

    Virtual Climate Station Network (VCSN) data technical description
  • Pacific Sunrise

    Climate Data for the Environment Services Client (CliDEsc)

    Research Project
    CliDEsc is a web-based content management system and product generator library developed by NIWA in consultation with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in the Pacific region, and with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Supercharging the view from above

    Feature story
    From the rocky shores of Wellington’s South Coast to the icy waters of Antarctica, NIWA scientists are combining drone technology with advanced computer skills to map, measure and analyse the natural environment as never before. Campbell Gardiner explains.