Climate

Information about our varying climate is critical for managing resources and reducing risks.

Climate

Information about our varying climate is critical for managing resources and reducing risks.

Climate change

Climate change effects are accelerating, driving the need for actions informed by sound climate knowledge.

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Projections of how climate change is likely to affect New Zealand.

Find information about New Zealand's temperature record and climate change in our information and resources section.

National and regional climate maps

Maps of average annual rainfall, temperature and other climate variables have been produced for all of New Zealand, based on the period 1981–2010.

Carbon research grant “exceptional moment” for scientist

A NIWA-led team has today been awarded a multi-million dollar research grant that will help drive major advances in understanding of New Zealand’s carbon emissions and uptake