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A potent storm strengthening over the Tasman Sea will move over New Zealand tonight and pummel the country with heavy, possibly flooding, rain and damaging wind gusts.
Another powerful weather system is set to hit New Zealand tonight and tomorrow morning, bringing another round of strong, gusty wind and drenching downpours.
Across the North Island, soil moisture levels have generally remained the same or decreased slightly when compared to this time last week.
Across the North Island, soil moisture levels have generally remained the same or increased when compared to this time last week.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought.
A major weather system is heading to New Zealand in the next couple of days.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
A breakthrough in understanding about the causes of climate change has today been published online in the prestigious international journal Science.
NIWA climate scientists studying the diaries of an early English missionary stationed in the Far North have found the oldest surviving long-term instrumental weather records made in New Zealand.
Across the northern North Island, soil moisture levels have generally remained the same or increased slightly when compared to this time last week.
NIWA scientists are tapping into nature’s archives to understand our abrupt climate changes.
On the North Island, soil moisture levels have generally remained the same or increased when compared to this time last week.
Tropical Cyclone Winston is showing some signs of weakening as of this morning, now located about 600km southeast of Vanuatu’s southernmost islands.
NIWA meteorologists continue to monitor the progression of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
The remains of Tropical Cyclone Winston, which devastated Fiji over the weekend, may hit New Zealand at the end of the week, according to NIWA meteorologists.
An early fascination with the sky helped Sam Dean forge a career in atmospheric and climate science.
Changes in soil moisture levels across the North Island vary when compared to this time last week, with a mixture of both increased and decreased moisture.
Despite tropical systems staying north, heavy rain and strong wind threatens this week.
The coldest seawater on earth could help scientists understand why Antarctic sea ice is growing in a warming world

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