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SEP
25
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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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AUG
23
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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
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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
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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
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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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NOV
30
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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
10
3

Looking for info

I had heard of a program where old ship record weather reports were being transcribed by volunteers. Anyone know of this?  Can I get a link through this site for this program?
APR
16
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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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MAR
22
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Equinox

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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
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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
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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
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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
0

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
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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
05
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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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APR
02
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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