The Society consists of a group of people who share a fascination in the weather and like to encourage an interest in the atmosphere, weather and climate, particularly as related to the New Zealand region.
Membership provides access to a lively committee who are specially elected watchdogs for any contentious issues involving weather or climate. For members in the main centres we have an e-group for communication plus organised meetings throughout the year on weather and climate topics.
We publish a quarterly newsletter full of member's news and views plus descriptions of recent significant weather. We also publish an annual professional journal "Weather and Climate", providing members access to the latest peer-reviewed thinking in the profession of meteorology. It is accepted internationally as the journal that gives recognition to the value of meteorological and climatological work done in New Zealand. It contains papers of interest to both professional and general readers. It also includes book reviews and explanations of the unusual. Members are invited to send in their own descriptions or photos.
We also hold an annual conference at various venues for the presentation of scientific and general weather related topics.
Annual membership fees are due on 1st August.:
- $40 for Ordinary Members
- $120 for Institutional Members
There is an additional overseas postage charge of $15 per annum for members residing overseas.
All members (Ordinary and Institutional) receive copies of "Weather and Climate" and the quarterly "Newsletter".