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NIWA issues monthly, seasonal and annual climate summaries and forecasts, as well as climate updates for the Pacific Islands.

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View annual, seasonal and monthly summaries of temperature, rainfall and sunshine data from across New Zealand.

Read a monthly summary of New Zealand's climate. Each issue includes information on the past month’s climate and soil moisture, an outlook for the next quarter, and background information on a specific aspect of New Zealand’s climate.

A monthly summary of the climate in the tropical South Pacific islands, with an outlook for the coming months.

A regional climatology is a summary of the typical weather and climate of a region, based on historical data observations made at climate stations located within the region.

This weekly Hotspot Watch update to helps media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”.