What is swell period and why does it matter?
If you are trying to entertain the kids at home or are just looking for a meteorological experiment then you've come to the right place!
First up we have the Cloud in a Bottle experiment:
• 1 large clear-plastic bottle with a screw-on top (e.g. a 3-litre juice bottle)
• 1 match
• 1 cup of water
Step 1. Pour the water into the bottle, put the top on and shake it around. Leave it for a few hours so that the air in the bottle gets very humid. (You can do the word find below while you wait)
While the weather conditions that lead to the formation of fog are usually quite benign, fog itself can be very disruptive. In particular the aviation and marine industries are often interested in how fog or mist will affect the visibility for their journeys, though fog also affects road-users.
By MetService meteorologist April Clark.
Whether you actively seek the thrill of a good lightning storm or you need to make sure your nervous dog is inside in your protective arms when a thunderstorm hits, MetService has got your back.
Tropical Cyclone Hola Update - 11/3/2018
By Meteorologists, Andy Best and April Clark
This blog is a look at what has changed from yesterdays update which can be found at https://blog.metservice.com/node/1179 on this blog site.
Tropical Cyclone Hola Update - 10/3/2018
By Meteorologist, Andy Best
Tropical Cyclone Hola Update - 9/3/2018
By Meteorologist, Lisa Murray
Tropical Cyclone Hola Update - Issued 8th March 2018
By MetService Senior Meteorologist Lisa Murray with contribution from Nick Zachar, Lead Meteorologist.
Please note: all times listed below are New Zealand local time
by MetService Meteorologist Claire Flynn and the forecast team
Tropical Cyclone Gita was named by RSMC Nadi at 5pm on Friday the 9th of February 2018. Initially a Cateogory 1 Tropical Cyclone located west of American Samos, TC Gita curved to pass Niue and then moved westwards directly over Nuku’alofa (southern Tonga) as a Category 4 Tropical Cyclone. It reached Category 5 on 14/02/18, with maximum wind gusts of 205 km/h near the centre. It passed south of Fiji, heading towards New Caledonia, before curving southwards and heading into the Tasman Sea.
By MetService Meteorologist Claire Flynn
Please note: all times listed below are in New Zealand local time.