Weather and climate forecasting services

NIWA's forecasting services are underpinned by experienced meteorologists and in-house proprietary modelling.

Weather and climate forecasting services

Forecasting services underpinned by experienced meteorologists 

Whether you need weather or climate information six hours, days or months out, our accurate forecasts can help you with operational requirements and decision making.  

And whether you’re after regular ongoing forecasting services, or a localised one-off forecast we’re here to help. We can provide our forecasts in many formats customised for your needs.

NIWA currently works with clients across many sectors, including the primary sector, energy and infrastructure companies, emergency management, central government, television – and even Emirates Team New Zealand!  

In-house proprietary modelling informed by continual research and international partnerships

NIWA is running Aotearoa New Zealand's highest resolution weather model to enable accurate forecasts out to 48 hours. At the other end of the time scale, we have been producing seasonal climate outlooks for New Zealand for around two decades.

Our forecasting capability is underpinned by decades of research experience, as well continual improvements informed by our international collaborations. Read about our forecasting research and our involvement in the Unified Model Partnership led by the UK Met Office.

High Performance Computing Facility 

Our forecasting operations leverage NIWA’s High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF), which is overseen by a dedicated 24/7 support team.

Find out more

Use the links below for more detail about the services we offer. Alternately you can email Chris Brandolino, Principal Scientist Forecasting and Media.

Ways you can access our meteorologists

Specialist services to ensure that one of our experts is available to you anytime, and that we completely understand your requirements to develop bespoke products and services.

NIWA Forecast: dedicated forecasting software

NIWA Forecast is NIWA’s dedicated environmental forecasting and information software.

Data visualisation expertise and audiovisual studio

Our expertise in data visualisation and state-of-the-art recording studio help us communicate forecast information in innovative and engaging ways.

Weather and climate forecasting data services

We can deliver forecasts using API, GIS and web interfaces, all underpinned by our data analytics expertise.

Customised long-range climate outlooks

NIWA's customised long-range climate forecasts can help your business succeed.

NIWA Weather: public weather forecasting

NIWA Weather is NIWA's public facing weather forecasting website.