Aviation

METARs TAFs and SIGMETs

NWS METAR: NZAA NZWN NZCH - with 24hr summary
Surface data time series - graph/text - Uni of Wyoming
» or direct to text listing for: NZAA NZWN NZCH

METAR or TAF - NOAA NWS AWC request forms (can get METAR + TAF from both pages)
METAR and TAF combined request - from SkyStef

ATIS/SPAR/SIGMET via Airways IFIS (Internet Flight Information Service) - register for free (non-commercial)

NOAA NWS Aviation Weather Center IFFDP:
» Aus/NZ METARs or TAFs (incl AA/WN/CH) and SIGMETs (incl NZZC)
» SW Pacific Oceanic SIGMETs (incl NZZO)

SkyVector - SIGMET's plotted on a chart - Warning: NOT OFFICIAL (automated, sometimes with errors and/or omissions)


Reference

METAR/TAF decoder
» or direct to: NZAA NZWN NZCH

Aviation Calculations & Conversions - including simple QFE and standard atmosphere calculators

NZ AIP - Aeronautical Information Publication - documentation and charts, including NZ aerodromes, eg Wellington

ICAO/IATA codes - Airport lookup form from mapping.com
AirportLinger.com - airport info, google map and weather observation from IATA code

FIR areas - via ICAO GIS map
VAAC areas - via ICAO GIS map

 

Soundings and Upper Winds

NZ, Chatham and Raoul Islands soundings (tephigam) - MetVUW
Australia/NZ soundings - BoM (login: User bomw0007 Pass aviation)
NZ/Global soundings/text - Wyoming Uni
BSCH "Stormcast" - NZ GFS soundings (via Brisbane Storm Chasers Homepage) - select the time on the left, then click the map

Satellite derived cloud-track winds - East Australia region
Satellite derived cloud-track winds - from NRL

Jet Stream Analysis and Forecasts
» with latest southern hemisphere analysis and animations
Metcheck.com - Oceana jet stream charts

Pacific CAT forecast loop - NOAA/NESDIS from NCEP GFS model

 

Charts

NOAA NWS Aviation Weather Center IFFDP - SIGWX and Wind/Temp charts

WAFS T4 Graphics Broadcast - global sigwx charts (images in .TIF format)

 

Volcanoes

New Zealand

Wellington VAAC - for current advisories

GeoNet NZ Volcano Homepage - with Alert Level Summary table including Aviation Colour Code


Global

Darwin VAAC
» with MTSAT-2 imagery processed for highlighting ash
Toulouse VAAC
Bunos Aires VAAC
Washington VAAC - also with text-based page
London VAAC
Montreal VAAC
Anchorage VAAC
Tokyo VAAC

Montreal VAAC products - current and recent, incl CANERM
NOAA HYSPLIT Model - Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory Model - for trajectory, dispersion and volcanic ash
Puff Ash Tracking Model - from Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. To run it, start a WebPuff II session.

NOAA/CIMSS Volcanic Cloud Monitoring (Noth Island, multi-satellite animation)
OMI SO2 Column - composite images via NOAA, also volcano specific images

Volcano World - current volcanic activity reports and information
Active Volcano Map - via Google Maps
Weekly volcano report - from Smithsonian Inst. & USGS (with map - req. Java)

 

Flight Info

Arrivals / Departures

Auckland
Wellington
Christchurch
Dunedin

Air New Zealand
Qantas
Jet Star


Flightradar24 - live flight tracking (direct to NZ/Tas map)

 

Aviation Organisations

Airways New Zealand

CAA - Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
» ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices

ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
» ANB - Air Navigation Bureau
» MET - Meteorology

WMO AeMP - Aeronautical Meteorology Programme (links to CAeM - Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology)