Climate & Weather

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

  • Hotspot Watch 8 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.
  • Hotspot Watch 30 November 2023

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Hotspot Watch 23 November 2023

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Hotspot Watch 17 November 2023

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

    Research Project
    This research project aims to establish connections between weather and river flow forecasting, inundation prediction, and the associated risks to people and assets, using the RiskScape platform.
  • Hotspot Watch 10 November 2023

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
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    NatHERS climate files 2012 - data request

    NatHERS climate files 2012 - data request webform
  • Hotspot Watch 1 November 2023

    Hotspot
    A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • Hotspot Watch 26 October 2023

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

    Weather and climate forecasting services

    Whether you need weather or climate information six hours, days or months out, our accurate forecasts can help you with operational requirements and decision making.
  • Hotspot Watch 18 October 2023

    Hotspot
  • Snow covered pole

    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.