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
  • Latest news

    Special note from our President

    Dear members and whanau   I write to you today with deep sadness and a very heavy heart. The terrorist attack, which took place at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday 15th March 2019, has shocked us all. I’m still struggling to find the right words to describe what has… Read More

    Successful Annual Conference

    MetSoc committee members (from left to right): James Renwick, Lisa Murray, Sylvia Nichol, Michael Martens, Luke Sutherland-Stacey, Nava Fedaeff and Mike Revell. The joint conference between the New Zealand Meteorological and Hydrological Societies, which was held in Christchurch between 04.12. and 07.12.18, was very successful having been… Read More

    Kidson Medal Award

    The 2018 Edward Kidson Medal has been awarded to Dr Kevin Trenberth for his paper “How often does it really rain?” (DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0107.1). The paper uses a new near-global satellite and observed surface precipitation data set at high spatial (0.25 degrees) and temporal (hourly) resolution to address… Read More