New Zealand Observations


MetService homepage with current extremes for hottest/coldest/wettest/windiest
» Map of weather stations - mix of MetService, partner and private sites on an interactive map
» Local 3 hourly observations - single page, also with links to coded surface and upper air obs

MetVUW - 3-hourly temp/humidity/wind observations from MetService plotted on a static NZ map


NZ Maps of private weather stations

Weather Geek NZ Weather Station Map

WunderMap from Weather Underground - weather stations plotted on an interactive map
WeatherObs - displaying METAR, SYNOP, SHIP, BUOY and CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) weather observations
Holfuy - weather stations on interactive map
BloomSky - map of weather stations with obs and cams


Other sites with national observations

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

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


Regional / District Council

Northland Regional Council (map), with 24h summary table
Auckland Council (GeoMaps viewer)
Waikato Regional Council (map), also rainfall summary table
Bay of Plenty Regional Council (map)
Gisborne District Council (map), with rainfall summary table
Taranaki Regional Council (map), with summary table
Horizons Regional Council (Whanganui/Manawatu) (map), also via backup page
Hawkes Bay Regional Council (map), also with table and chart
Greater Wellington Regional Council (map)

Tasman District Council (map), with rainfall summary table
West Coast Regional Council (map), with rainfall summary table
Marlborough District Council - links to data incl rainfall summary table
Environment Canterbury Regional Council (map, and tables for northern/southern region)
Otago Regional Council (map), with rainfall summary table
Environment Southland (map), with rainfall summary table


Rivers and Lakes

Genesis Energy rivers lakes and rainfall - Tongariro, Waikaremoana, Tekapo
Meridian Energy lake levels also snow storage - incl. Te Anau, Manapōuri, Pūkaki, Lake Ōhau, Benmore, Aviemore, Waitaki


Road Conditions

NZ Transport Agency traffic info, including webcams and regional pages eg; Auckland or Wellington
DriveLive - journey times in several regions, incl; Auckland Airport and Wellington
AA Roadwatch - nation-wide road information
Milford Road Status - via Transit NZ



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

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