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ANZAC Weekend Weather

Changeable weather is expected everywhere this long weekend, particularly toward the end, says NIWA’s lead forecaster, Chris Brandolino.

Climate science may help predict mussel production

Sea temperatures influence mussel production, but the link between the two is not always clear. Sea temperatures have been rising globally with climate change, but temperatures also fluctuate with shorter-term climate variability, along with other factors that influence food supply for the mussels.

Are we experiencing more droughts?

New Zealand has a maritime climate that is dominated by the passage of generally eastward-moving air masses over large stretches of ocean before they reach our country.

Global experts confirm NIWA's finding on Southwest Pacific's coldest ever temperature

A World Meteorological Organisation panel has confirmed a finding that a temperature of -25.6°C observed at Eweburn, Ranfurly in New Zealand on 17 July 1903 is the coldest temperature recorded for the Southwest Pacific Region.

Name our new underwater Glider

NIWA is inviting the public to submit names for their new underwater Glider.