Ways you can access our meteorologists

Specialist services to ensure that one of our experts is available to you anytime, and that we completely understand your requirements to develop bespoke products and services.

Our experienced meteorologists can work with you – from being available on-call around the clock to answer queries, through providing in-depth briefings in person or online, to being embedded within your organisation to fully understand your business and your weather and climate forecasting needs.

Call-a-forecaster service 

Sometimes the nature of weather means that a person-to-person conversation is needed to understand exactly what’s happening, what’s going to happen and what the likely impacts will be for operations.

NIWA’s world-class forecasters operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year on an on-call roster system. This means an expert is just a phone call away when potentially hazardous weather is approaching. 

NIWA's 24/7 call-a-forecaster service includes: 

  • 24/7 access to a meteorologist/forecaster 
  • the ability to request site or area specific forecasts
  • capability for enhanced forecasts services ahead of or during significant weather or operation events. 

In-depth forecast briefing – in person or online

Sometimes our clients require a briefing about a forecast and its potential impacts for your business or organisation. This is something we can offer regularly or one-off, and in person or online depending on your needs.

Secondment of a NIWA forecaster 

To harness the full potential of a partnership in the weather forecasting space, we can even second a NIWA forecaster into your organisation. A secondment will allow sharing of knowledge between NIWA and your organisation, resulting in more targeted and tailored products and services. 

This can also create links to NIWA’s wider team, including web, media, social media, graphic design, marketing and systems development specialists, who can all help to develop and implement an optimal weather forecasting solutions.

NIWA forecasters working with Emirates Team New Zealand

The following video looks at how NIWA is working closely with the ETNZ team to push the boundaries in weather forecasting from a climate big picture across the Hauraki Gulf through to super high-res local "now-casting" on race day.

Emirates Team NZ/NIWA Episode 1 Secrets of the Hauraki Gulf