New Zealand Weather Network

FEB
01

TC Lucas

TC Lucas
1st February 1900 hrs Originally a Tropical Depression, formed over the Gulf of Carpentaria in late January, Lucas has tracked eastward to reach TC status around 1pm on Jan 31st. It's currently a Cate...
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FEB
01

TC Bina

TC Bina
01 February 1900 hrs TC Bina formed as a tropical low in the NE Coral Sea. It's then followed a NE route, turning SW towards Fiji. It very briefly reached Tropical Cyclone status between 1pm Jan 30 fo...
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FEB
01

TC Ana

TC Ana
1st February 1900hrs TC Ana was officially named North West of Fiji on 30th Jan, as a cat 1 TC. It has subsequently crossed the island of Viti Levu as a Cat 2 storm and then increased to Cat3 as it co...
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DEC
16

TC Zazu

TC Zazu
16 Dec 2020 2030hrs TC Zazu was named on 14th Dec, the second (just) TC to be named in the SW Pacific this year after TC Yasa. Zazu formed as a Cat1 storm over the island of Vavau in Tonga. It has sin...
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DEC
13

TD02F / TC Yasa

TD02F / TC Yasa
Quick Links 13 December 2020 0900 hrs15 December 2020 2000 hrs16th December 2130 hrs 17th December 2020 2130hrs19 December 0800 hrs20th Dec 2000 hrsNews Snippets - 19 December 2020Twitter Feed 13...
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OCT
24

Maungaraki, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Weather directly from the Hutt Weather website.                      
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SEP
25

Spring Storm Visits New Zealand - September 2020

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25th September 2020 18:00NZST We're currently watching a Spring storm which is expected to intensify in the Tasman sea, and move rapidly south east over the next day or so. The video below shows the E...
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SEP
06

New Zealand Weather Network Facebook Feed

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AUG
23

Weather Webcams - Protocols, Features and Resolution

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Finding the right webcam for your weather website takes a bit of research. If you have read our first blog on the types of Webcams, you are off to a good start. If not, you can get some good hints and...
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AUG
23

MetService Severe Weather Bulletin

The latest watches and warnings from New Zealand's official forecaster, the MetService are listed below.  For the most up to date information please refer to the Met Service website  &n...
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AUG
15

Finding a Webcam for your Weather Station

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Recently one of my old web cams died - well to be honest the webcam was fine, but the plastic connection that held the web camera in place, broke and the old sellotape it to the glass window trick, ju...
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JUN
07

Common Meteorological Terms and Their Meanings - Wind

Common Meteorological Terms and Their Meanings - Wind
Sometimes trying to understand what's happening with the weather is made difficult due to all the technical terms used. For example, what does "Expect warm temperatures today - it will be muggy with h...
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MAY
15

Wx to Img Software

Wx to Img Software
We've noticed a number of people coming to our site, looking for the Wx to Img Software, a program that decodes signals from NOAA weather satellites.  We'd love to be able to provide this so...
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APR
22

How to get your weather data published on weather.net.nz

How to get your weather data published on weather.net.nz
On each of our regional weather pages there is space to have a summary panel of data from your personal weather station. You can see an example here.For Weather Display we use the custom web page serv...
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APR
05

TC Harold

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Quick Links Sunday 5th April 2020 2130Tuesday 7th April 2100Friday 10th April 2020 1315News Snippets Sunday 5th April 2020 2130 TC Harold has rapidly increased in intensity over the past 24 hours, and...
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MAR
11

TC Gretel

TC Gretel
Quick Links Introduction Sunday 15th March 2020 1900Monday 16th March 2020 Tuesday 17th March 2020 2100Twitter Feed Introduction A tropical depression is currently forming over  North E...
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FEB
22

TD10F / TC Wasi

TD10F / TC Wasi
Quick Links 22nd February 2020 190023rd February 2020 at 180024th February 2020 2200Related News ReportsTwitter Feed 22nd February 2020 1900 Hot on the heals of TC Vicky, TC Wasi has now been named. I...
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FEB
21

TD09F / TC Vicky

TD09F / TC Vicky
21st February 2020 2000 Tropical disturbance 09F was named as TC Vicky, at 11:30am this morning. Two other weak lows also exist in the  area, including TD07F, which is expected to weaken over the...
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FEB
09

TD06F / TC Uesi

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Quicklinks Saturday 8th February 2020 - 10 pmMonday 10th February 10amTuesday 11th February 2020 - 10am  Wednesday 12th February 2012 - 11am NZDTThursday 13th February 2012 10pm NZDTTwitter Feed ...
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JAN
18

TD04F / Cyclone Tino

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Cyclone Tino was the first tropical cyclone for 2020 (and for the 2019/2020 tropical cyclone season) for the South West Pacific. Monday 13th January 2020 The Fiji Meteorological service issued a Media...
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NOV
30

Summer 2019 is here!

Thanks to FelixMittermeier for our celebration of the season photo, this season. If you like it, go to his Pixabay site and by him a coffee! If you have a photo with a seasonal theme you would like to see on our website and our Facebook page, then send it to our Admin Team #Summer2019

 
 
 
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MAY
27

Get your weather station on the MetService Your Weather map

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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.

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MAY
12

Add your Weather Station to windy.com

Add your Weather Station to windy.com
windy.com Recently advised they are now allowing people to upload weather station data to their windy.com service. Once you have this working, you can see your weather station on the windy.com website...
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APR
25

weather.net.nz Chooses Windy.com as map partner

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We're 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.

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APR
16

New Zealand Current Conditions Map

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 directly, it will appear on the main windy.com site. You can also view personal weather stations. More information here.

Map courtesy of the windy.com service

 

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APR
02

Current New Zealand Weather

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MAR
23

Current NZ Weather Conditions

If you would like to add your weather conditions to this feed, it's easy. Just upload your weather data to Twitter and make sure you use the tag #nzwxnet in your post, and you will appear here.   Don'...
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MAR
22

Equinox

Equinox
21st March 2019 sees the equinox occur. What is an equinox? Well this is when the suns rays shine directly on the equator This means that in both hemispheres, the length of the night is the same as th...
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DEC
22

Summer Solstice is here - Solstices and Equinoxes

Summer Solstice is here - Solstices and Equinoxes
Welcome to Summer Solstice for 2018. I'm choosing my words carefully. Often this is referred to as the longest day, which is partially correct, because it is based on daylight hours.  O...
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NOV
03

What was it? A Land Spout, Water Spout, Funnel Cloud or Tornado

One of the reasons why the NZ Weather Enthusiasts group exists is because of the lack of clarity around weather events, often misreported in the media. This misreporting often leads to further confusi...
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NOV
03

What Causes a Tornado?

Niwa provide a great explaination behind the tornado in Waikato on October 29, 2018. You can read more about it here The why behind the Waikato tornado🌪️1️⃣ Significant upper atmosphere disturbance.2️...
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OCT
30

Southern Weather Discovery Citizen Science project

  NIWA have kicked off a citizen science project, to get 1000's of data points from early weather observations into a computer readable format. All it takes is a little bit of data entry, and you...
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AUG
05

Other Weather Sites

While we think the best place to get your weather fix is weather.net.nz, you might want to take at look at some of the following sites:   Weather Watch Forum - An internationally focused weather site ...
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JUN
10

Beta Testers

Beta Testers
We are now looking for beta testers to test the website. The role will provide an additional layer of quality checking of the site. No previous experience is required, but an interest in supporting th...
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JUN
08

Download the information we store about you (GDPR data)

Download the information we store about you (GDPR data)
How can I download my data? You will need to request for your information to be archived. You can do this in the  Edit Account section in the Community area. To get there, click on Prof...
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JUN
06

Updating your Privacy settings

Updating your Privacy settings
As part of the registration process for accessing this site, you need to provide some personal information to us, that may be displayed publicly. This post describes how you can manage the information...
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JUN
06

Terms, Conditions and Privacy

In all of our forums, please keep your conversation on theme. Unapproved advertising is a big no-no, as is threatening or abusive behaviour. If that's what you are into then please don't waste our tim...
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JUN
05

The Raspberry Pi Weather station

We're continually looking for good quality builds of Weather Stations. We are big fans of the low cost and extremely flexible Raspberry Pi, so this posting caught our eye! https://www.raspberrypi.org/...
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JUN
04

Weather Blogs

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Weather Blogs are where it's at for recording severe weather events. The problem with trying to learn about meteorology is that unless you have an excellent memory, it is very difficult to learn from ...
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JUN
04

The Community Weather-Wiki

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Our Weather Wiki is a great place to start if you would like to understand a particular aspect of the weather. How is rain formed? What is a standard atmosphere? The Wiki provides the answers you need...
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JUN
04

The Community Section

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Community area The community area works a little bit like Facebook - but better! You can use this area to make weather observations, and short commentaries. New groups can be set up, but we've given e...
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APR
07

Current Himiwari-8 Images

Current Himiwari-8 Images
The latest Himiwari-8 image is shown below (Source: NOAA): VisibleInfrared      
APR
02

2018 Niwa's Autumn Outlook

Niwa's autumn outlook is now available. Suggesting a warmer autumn than average. More details here: https://youtu.be/nIFzaVNOkY0
MAR
11

Ex Tropical Cyclone Hola

Ex Tropical Cyclone Hola
Quick Links 11th March 2018 163012th March 2018 1900 Cyclone Hola is the third ex TC to reach NZ shores this season. It's a much smaller system, but is likely to have an impact on the Upper North Isla...
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FEB
19

Ex-TC Gita 19th February 2018

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There's much excitement in the air at the moment! First off this is the first Weather blog on the NZ Weather Enthusiasts site. It's also my first blog, and my first blog about a weather event. And it'...
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AUG
11

Training Resources

There are lots of great places where you can get online training to learn more about meteorology. This page lists a few. If you want to add more, then reply in the comments below.   MetEd - a ran...
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JUL
09

Getting Started with your Blog

The blog interface is reasonably easy to follow, but the following pointers should help if you get stuck:

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JUL
08

Site Login

Login below to contribute to the site, and see what's new

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MAY
08

Welcome to the New Zealand Weather Network Community

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Welcome! The NZ Weather Network is focused on creating an environment where people are able to learn about the weather, from others who were willing to share their knowledge and help in the learning o...
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MAR
01

Current Weather

We can add your site to this page. Currently our data source is Weather Underground so you need to be uploading data to Weather Underground.  You will then need to provide us with the API Key for...
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FEB
26

Weather data file hosting

Weather data file hosting
Weather Data File Hosting Weather datafile hosting is available from our hosting partner OnTheInternet.co.nz OnTheInternet.co.nz have generously sponsored the hosting for this website. Hosting your da...
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FEB
26

Site Hosting

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Site Hosting Site hosting is available from our hosting partner OnTheInternet.co.nz OnTheInternet.co.nz have generously sponsored the hosting for this website. Hosting your website with OnTheInternet....
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