This information is provided as part of our UV Ozone service (link below), which also includes ozone and UV maps for New Zealand, yesterday’s forecast and measured UV, UV Atlas software, and more.
UV & Ozone service
NIWA has also developed an instrument to measure UV levels and display the UV Index on an easy-to-read dial (link below). This is intended for use at swimming pools, outdoor sports events, and so on.
Real-time UV Index displays
The measured UV Index can be affected by cloud cover at Lauder. You may wish to check the Lauder all-sky image and the latest satellite cloud imagery for NZ (part of our Satellite Data Services).
For information on the maximum forecast UV index in other parts of New Zealand, check out SunSmart’s UV Calculator.
Measured in Auckland (Leigh Marine Observatory), Paraparaumu, Christchurch, Lauder, Invercargill.
Time series of these UV data are available at no cost from the NIWA Climate database