NIWA's forecasting services are underpinned by experienced meteorologists and in-house proprietary modelling.
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!
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.
Our forecasting operations leverage NIWA’s High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF), which is overseen by a dedicated 24/7 support team.
Use the links below for more detail about the services we offer. Alternately you can email Chris Brandolino, Principal Scientist Forecasting and Media.