Climate

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

Climate

Understanding our variable and changing 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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Climate outlooks

Access NIWA's climate updates, summaries and forecasts for Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands.

Valuable work of weather volunteers

A vital network of rainfall and climate station volunteers across Aotearoa send their weather measurements to NIWA every month where they are used by scientists researching New Zealand’s climate.

Daily climate maps

These climate maps are updated daily and are based on data from our National Climate Database.

Glaciers continue to melt away

Scientists analysing end-of-summer snowline survey photos have estimated that 13 million cubic meters of ice have been lost from just one glacier from 2016 to 2019.

Scientists recreate the week it snowed everywhere

NIWA has teamed up with Microsoft for a new project using artificial intelligence to combine historic weather records with breakthrough handwriting recognition tools.

The man of many pathways

Dr Rob Bell worked out a long time ago that sea-level rise is much more than a scientific problem. No wonder then that people say his ability to listen is one of his best traits.

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