NZ Drought Monitor
The New Zealand Drought Monitor is a system for keeping track of drought conditions across New Zealand based on a standardised climate index.
For more information, click here.
NIWA daily climate maps
These maps are updated daily and are based on data from NIWA's National Climate Database:
- Soil moisture deficit
- Soil moisture anomaly
- Last 15 days rain
- Month to date rain
- Last 15 days sun
- Month to date sun
- Last 15 days temperature
- Month to date temperature
- Last 30 days Standard Precipitation Index (SPI)
- Last 60 days SPI
For actual daily information, click here.
Below are some sample maps from a 15 day period in January where national temperatures were above normal.