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

    Kidson Medal: Call for nominations – 2020

    The Meteorological Society of New Zealand (Inc) is now calling for nominations for the Edward Kidson Medal. The award is made every two years and was first awarded in 2003. The award is named in honour of Edward Kidson, Director of the New Zealand Meteorological Service from 1927 to 1939. Read More

    News from our President – End of Year 2019

    Tēnā koutou members and whanau 2019 comes to an end, and what a busy and successful year it has been for the MetSociety. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMOS. We have made good progress engaging more and effectively with students and early career scientists. We have consolidated… Read More

    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