Glossaries and Codes

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) International Cloud Atlas
American Meteorological Society (AMS) Glossary - with 12,000+ terms

US National Weather Service Glossary - NOAA

SYNOP code - interpretation guide, including present weather codes and cloud type codes

Surface Weather Plot Symbols - NOAA

Temperature, Dewpoint or Relative Humidity calculator

NZ Publications

MetService Blog

NIWA publications

Te Ara: Encyclopedia of NZ - Climate and Atmosphere


World Map at Weather Geek - simple Leaflet-based map, with lat/long readout and boundary overlays

NZ Topo Map ( - with a nice search and coord tool

LINZ Topographic Maps - including 1:250,000 and 1:50,000 scale maps of New Zealand

Koordinates - a wealth of GIS map data for overlay on a Google Map with free downloads

NZ Council maps - via LGNZ

NZ Mountain Passes and Roads map containing markers and summit heights via Weather Geek

Map Tools

Draw circles on a map

Earth curve calculator

The True Size of - compare country sizes for fun

Convert Lat/Long in Deg/Min/Sec to/from Decimal - via US FCC