New Zealand Observations

MetService

MetService National Weather page with hottest/coldest/wettest/windiest summary
» Minute and hourly obs on local weather pages from the national map - eg Wellington
» Local 3 hourly observations - single page, also with links to coded surface and upper air obs

MetVUW - 3-hourly temperature/humidity and wind observations from MetService plotted on a NZ map

 

Regional / District Council

Northland Regional Council (map)
Auckland Council (GIS viewer) - new GeoMaps viewer
Waikato Regional Council (map) - also with rainfall summary table
Bay of Plenty Regional Council (map) - also with rainfall summary table
Gisborne District Council (map) - with rainfall summary table
Taranaki Regional Council (map)
Horizons Regional Council (Wanganui/Manawatu) (map) - start here for station graphs (backup page)
Hawkes Bay Regional Council (map)
Greater Wellington Regional Council (map)

Tasman District Council (map) - with rainfall data table
West Coast Regional Council (map) - with rainfall data table
Marlborough District Council (table)
Environment Canterbury Regional Council (map and tables)
Otago Regional Council (map)
Environment Southland (table)

 

NIWA

CliFlo - National Climate Database - free access to 600+ weather stations incl. MetService and NIWA obs

 

Other sites with national maps/lists of obs

MetService Your Weather - New Zealanders weather stations via the WOW (Weather Observations Website) System from UKMO
BloomSky - map of weather stations with obs and cams
WeatherObs - displaying METAR, SYNOP, SHIP, BUOY and CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) weather observations
WunderMap from wunderground.com - weather stations plotted on an interactive Google map
Holfuy weather stations on interactive Google map

Harvest Electronics - weather data/graphs from numerous locations around NZ - mostly orchards and vineyards

 

North Island

Northland

Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Opua, Bay of Islands (via wunderground.com)
Whangarei - also with live weather display
Redhill, Dargaville
Mangawhai Heads

Auckland

North / West

Waioneke, South Head (south Kaipara)
Makarau, south Kaipara (via wunderground.com)
Parakai Airfield (near Helensville)
Torbay Heights, North Shore
Paremoremo - with live gauges and webcam
Massey, west Auckland - also via wunderground.com
Waitakere, rural west Auckland
Karekare (just south of Piha)

Central / East

Onetangi, Waiheke Island
Royal NZ Yacht Squadron - Hauraki Gulf
Grey Lynn - also via wunderground.com
Mt. Roskill - Sanctuary Weather Station
Mission Bay (via wunderground.com)
St Heliers Bay - also via wunderground.com
Howick
Howick west
Shelly Park - also via wunderground.com
Auckland region winds - several locations (via windsurf.co.nz)

South

Auckland Airport METAR - with 24hr summary
Manurewa
Ardmore
Awhitu Peninsular, Manukau Harbour - also via wunderground.com
Hunua/Ararimu with live weather display
Waiuku (west of Pukekohe)
Waiuku west - also via wunderground.com

Waikato / WAITOMO

Raglan
Horsham Downs (north of Hamilton), also with live weather display
Glenview, Hamilton (via wunderground.com)
Matangi - (east of Hamilton)
Leamington, Cambridge - also via wunderground.com
Matamata Airfield
Matamata - also via wunderground.com
Te Awamutu
Parkdale, Tokoroa - also via wunderground.com

Coromandel Peninsula

Matarangi
Cooks Beach

Bay of Plenty

Omokoroa - Mangawhai Bay (west of Tauranga)
Port of Tauranga
Tauranga (via wunderground.com)
Welcome Bay, Tauranga - with live weather display
Pongakawa, Te Puke - also via wunderground.com

Rotorua (via wunderground.com)

Taupo / Tongariro

Tongariro Power Scheme Monitoring - via Genesis Energy, or direct to:
» Turangi
» Ruatahuna
» Karikaringa
» Tongariro River at Waipakihi
» Tukino

Taihape

Papakai, Taihape (northeast of township)

Hawkes Bay

Lake Waikaremoana at Onepoto - via Genesis Energy
Wairoa East - also via wunderground.com
Wairoa - also via wunderground.com

Whitmore Park, Napier
Onekawa, Napier - also via wunderground.com

Waipukurau - with live weather display

Wairarapa

Nikau Heights, Lansdowne, Masterton
Carterton - rural to north - with live weather display
Gladstone (near Carterton)

Taranaki

Mokau (northeast of New Plymouth)
Waitara

Wanganui

Gonville, Wanganui

Manawatu

Fielding - also via wunderground.com
Palmerston North, city centre - also via wunderground.com
Palmerston North, east (via wunderground.com)

Horowhenua / Kapiti Coast

Te Horo - also via wunderground.com
Paraparaumu - between airport and beach

Wellington

North / West

Mana
Whitby
Tawa
Churton Park
Johnsonville

Upper / Lower Hutt

Totara Park, Upper Hutt
Riverstone, Upper Hutt - via wunderground.com - with webcam or here annotated with current conditions
Trentham, Upper Hutt
Whitemans Valley
Maungaraki hills, Lower Hutt with live weather display - also via wunderground.com
Lower Hutt
Moera - also via wunderground.com

East

Wainuiomata
Eastbourne (via wunderground.com)

Central City

Wellington Airport METAR - with 24hr summary
Island Bay, Wellington
Wellington region winds - several locations (via windsurf.co.nz)

 

South Island

Marlborough

Blenheim - also via wunderground.com

Nelson

Richmond (Tasman District Council)
Mahana - between Richmond and Motueka - live weather display

Takaka - Paynes Ford (~3km south of the township) - also with live weather display and webcam

Buller

Westport
Reefton

Westland

Greymouth - live weather display
Greymouth (via wunderground.com)

Fiordland

Harris Saddle - via DoC - on the Routeburn Track (elev 1470m)
Dumpling Hut - via DoC - on the Milford Track, along with Arthur and Clinton water levels (elev approx 120m)
Mackinnon Pass - via DoC - also on the Milford Track (elev approx 1100m)
Te Anau Airport, Manapouri

Canterbury

Christchurch / Banks Peninsula

Belfast
Christchurch Airport METAR - with 24hr summary
St Albans/Mairehau, also via wunderground.com
Hillmorton, Christchurch
Templeton, Christchurch
Sumner
Taylors Mistake
Lyttelton
Lyttelton Port Company
Diamond Harbour - also via wunderground.com
Little Akaloa - Banks Peninsula
Tai Tapu (southeast of Lincoln)
Birdlings Flat (eastern end of Lake Ellesmere)
Christchurch region winds - several locations (via windsurf.co.nz)

Plains

Zita Farm, Cheviot - live weather display, also via wunderground.com
Port Robinson
Swannanoa (west of Kaiapoi)
Oxford
Oxford east (via wunderground.com)
Darfield - also via wunderground.com
Methven
Alford Forest (west of Methven)
Rolleston (via wunderground.com)
Ashburton, also with live weather display
Geraldine
Timaru - west - live weather display

High Country

Arthur's Pass
Castle Hill
Upper Rakaia (via findu.com)
Omarama

Otago

Central / Lakes

Whare Kea Chalet, with 3 webcams - located between Albert Burn Saddle and Dragonfly Peak east of Mt Aspiring
Maungawera (northeast of Wanaka) - live weather display
Arrowtown - with live weather display
Alexandra - via NIWA

North

Oamaru - southwest (via wunderground.com)
Kakanui

Dunedin

Opoho, Dunedin (via wunderground.com)
Otago University, Dunedin
Dunedin city (via Dunedin City Council)
Dunedin Harbour winds - from Port Otago, or direct to,
» Tairoa Head
» Goat Island
» Dunedin Port
MacAndrew Bay (east side of the harbour - via wunderground.com)
Waverley, Dunedin
St Clair Park - also via wunderground.com
Koremata Street, Green Island - southwest of the city (via wunderground.com)
Fairfield, Dunedin - live weather display

South

Kaka Point (between Balclutha and Nugget Point, via wunderground.com)

Southland

Invercargill north (east of Makarewa)
Invercargill
Bluff tides/winds (via South Port NZ Ltd)

Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island

 

Southern Ocean and Antarctica

Scott Base, Antarctica
Australian Antarctic Division - weather reports and webcams from Macquarie, Casey, Davis and Mawson stations
» see also the Australian Antarctic Data Centre

 

Rivers and Lakes

For riverflow data, see the Regional/District Council pages listed near the top of this page

Meridian Energy lake levels also snow storage
Genesis Energy rivers lakes and rainfall
WITS Free to air Hydrology - NZ hydro storage and inflows

 

Road Conditions

NZ Transport Agency traffic info, including links to regional info/webcams eg; Auckland or Wellington
» DriveLive - selected journey times around a number of locations incl; Auckland Airport and Wellington
» see also OnTheMove from NZTA for customised travel info via email
AA Roadwatch - nation-wide road information
Milford Road Status - via Transit NZ

NZ Police News Centre - sometimes including road/weather incidents

 

Snow

SnowHQ.com - nation-wide snow reports
Snow.co.nz - nation-wide snow reports

Mt Ruapehu - with skifield snow reports
Arthur's Pass - with general conditions, avalanche risk, weather obs and webcams

NZ Avalanche Centre- backcountry avalanche advisories/forecasts from the NZ Mountain Safety Council

xkcd.com

 

Fire

National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA) homepage, links to:
» NRFA Fire Weather website - various observed/forecast fire danger maps, including a composite map
NZ Fire Service Incident Report Summary - brief info on Fire Service callouts