How can we help you?

We offer a range of services to government, councils, businesses, organisations and individuals. We can help you make sustainable policy decisions, manage operations and reduce the economic and environmental impact of a variable and changing climate.

These services are made possible by our specialist knowledge of climate systems, our ready access to the New Zealand climate database (which we maintain) and our world class computer models, supercomputers and modeling experts. We also operate hundreds of climate monitoring stations across New Zealand.

Some examples of recent consultancy:

  • meteorological hazard assessments (e.g. floods, storms, lightning etc.) for emergency services and national infrastructure companies
  • analysis of high intensity rainfall for the planning and maintenance of urban stormwater systems
  • analysis of frost trends in New Zealand and the implications for horticulture
  • providing accurate projections of irrigation demand for regional council water allocation planning
  • identification of potential growing areas for alternate crop and tree species based on climate, soil and topographic information
  • providing accurate projections of weather data and forecasts for unmonitored sites across New Zealand for the dairy industry
  • developing computer simulations of New Zealand’s future climate based on global climate model projections. These results were used to create national guidance (risk and planning) manuals for the Government
  • monthly and seasonal climate guidance for the agricultural and energy sectors
  • resource assessments for wind and solar energy.
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    Obtaining climate data from NIWA

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

    Read about how NIWA can map any aspect of climate to help guide your organisation's response to a changing and variable climate.
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    Virtual Climate Station data and products

    Virtual climate station estimates are produced every day, based on the spatial interpolation of actual data observations made at climate stations located around the country.
  • NatHERS climate files 2012

    The Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Industry (the Commonwealth) has developed Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) climate files 2012 compiled from Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) raw climate data and then used to complete a typical year for every NatHERS climate zone in Australia.