New Zealand climate

Many aspects of New Zealand climate are studied under the Climate Present and Past project. Some of these are under other headings on this webpage, such as Palaeoclimate, Historic Climate, Southern Alps Glaciers, and Indices and Data. Here, the topics covered are climate extremes, synoptic types, and climate trends.

Click on the thumbnails below to read about the different topics and see the research carried out by NIWA scientists under Climate Present and Past.