Aside from the windy.com maps, you might want to add your site on the Metservice Your Weather maps. New Zealand's Metservice site provides a valuable regional focused resource of local weather stations that is ideal for looking for regional variations in weather. Metservice utilises the UK's Met Office WOW observation programme, to source it's data. So to get on the Your Weather map, you need to sign up to the WOW programme, and go from there.
I'm excited to announce that we've selected Windy.com as our mapping partner. This post describes what that means to visitors to the weather.net.nz site.
For a long period of time, we've been looking for a way of displaying weather conditions for personal weather stations. I've personally been involved with other sites in maintaining standalone networks, and these are alot of work to build and maintain. For the weather.net.nz website this isn't our main purpose. We're more focused around education and developing an interest in all things meteorology.
The following map displays local conditions around New Zealand. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and zoom out as required. You can also choose the information displayed by using the menu down the right hand side.
You can add your weather station to the windy.com service. Although currently it doesn't appear on this view, it will appear on the main windy.com site. More information here.
Map courtesy of the windy.com service
Welcome to the New Zealand Weather Network community
There are lots of weather sites around, both locally and internationally. These sites are often great at sharing knowledge about what's happening currently with the weather, or focusing on notable weather events. We wanted to create something unique that was an environment where people felt free to learn about the weather, and for others to share their knowledge and help in that learning
The purpose of the community is to inform, educate and provide the opportunity to learn about the weather - with a New Zealand focus. We plan to do this by encouraging involvement in analysing current weather conditions and recording the why and how particular weather events so that the information can be stored and shared with the community. Think of it as a learning hub, where everyone taking part is learning at their own level, and helping others - a weather community!