Mahanga meteorological station
NIWA has established a network of 11 high elevation meteorological stations aiming to gather information about the amount, extent, seasonal nature and long-term change to snow and ice in alpine regions of New Zealand. Each site was selected to represent a specific weather pattern in New Zealand. This information is essential to understand, predict, and manage the resource and hazards associated with each location.
Mahanga meteorological station is on Mount Mahanga is Tasman. It is at 1940m elevation near the Nelson Lakes. It's our most northerly site and our snow and ice records from here date back to 2009.