Climate & Weather

Understanding our variable and changing climate is critical for managing resources and reducing risks.

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    NIWA35 data request form

    Service
    Obtain NIWA35 forecast data from NIWA.
  • Hotspot Watch 23 February 2024

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 15 February 2024

    Hotspot Watch 15 February 2024

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 6 February 2024. [NIWA]

    Hotspot Watch 7 February 2024

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 31 January 2024

    Hotspot Watch 1 February 2024

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry con
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 25 January 2024

    Hotspot Watch 26 January 2024

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Graph of sea surface temperature peak dates for Auckland between 1982 to 2024

    Warm oceans behind our hot, humid weather

    Media release
    A strong marine heatwave is contributing to New Zealand’s unusually hot weather
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 18 January 2024. [NIWA]

    Hotspot Watch 19 January 2024

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 10 January 2024. [NIWA]

    Hotspot Watch 11 January 2024

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 20 December 2023

    Hotspot Watch 20 December 2023

    Hotspot
    This is the last Hotspot Watch for 2023. Normal service will resume on 11th Jan 2024.
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    Hot stuff for 2023 and Christmas forecast

    Media release
    2023 is tracking to be one of the top three hottest years on record for Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Soil moisture anomaly map (mm) at 9am on 14 December 2023

    Hotspot Watch 15 December 2023

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.