The Meteorological Society of New Zealand is an independent group of weather enthusiasts with the stated aim to encourage an interest in the atmosphere, weather and climate, particularly as related to the New Zealand region.


We arrange regular public meetings, organise an annual conference, publish an annual journal and a quarterly newsletter reporting on the latest developments in meteorology and climate.

Membership with the Society

Anyone with an interest in the atmosphere, weather and climate can join and membership currently consists of a broad spectrum of the community both professional and non-professional. The range of backgrounds includes:

  • Meteorologists, weather watchers and storm chasers
  • Aviators and glider pilots
  • Climatologists, environmentalists and geographers
  • Agriculturists and aquaculturists
  • Hydrologists and ecologists
  • Astronomers and cloud-admirers
  • Sailors and divers
  • Economists and engineers
  • Trampers and climbers
  • Professional weather forecasters
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