NIWA puts out a variety of electronic and print publications about our research and services.

  • Water & Atmosphere Dec 2023 cover

    Water & Atmosphere

    Publication series
    NIWA’s flagship publication showcases our latest research and examines resource management issues across all sectors.
  • Kelp forest

    Sea Surface Temperature Update

    Publication series
    To give insights to sea surface temperatures, NIWA scientists have combined predictions from 8 climate models from institutes around the world.
  • Pure as! Along the Te Waihou Walkway.

    Climate Summaries

    Publication series
    View annual, seasonal and monthly summaries of temperature, rainfall and sunshine data from across New Zealand.
  • Coconut palms against the night sky in Tongatapu

    Island Climate Update

    Publication series
    A monthly summary of the climate in the tropical South Pacific islands, with an outlook for the coming months.
  • Gannet colony

    Seasonal Climate Outlook

    Publication series
    Air temperature, rainfall, soil moisture and river flow predictions for the coming season.
  • Annual

    Publication series
    Annual Climate Summaries from 2000 to present.
  • Takahe Valley monitoring station


    Publication series
    Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.
  • Blue Lake, St Bathans


    Publication series
    Seasonal climate summaries from summer 2001 to the present.
  • Charts

    Publication series
    Charts of coastal bathymetry, sediment, and other information are available for purchase.
  • Tropical Cyclone Hamish

    Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

    Publication series
    A summary of up-coming tropical cyclone seasons, issued 6-monthly.
  • Air quality updates during Covid19 level restrictions

    Publication series
    Changes in New Zealand air quality due to COVID-19 level restrictions.
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    Regional climatologies

    Publication series
    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.