Terms of Reference
A Government commissioned review of New Zealand’s weather forecasting system is planned to get under way in September 2023 to determine the best approach to national weather forecasting in the future.
The Terms of Reference for the review are contained in the PDF below:
The review’s focus is to:
- Identify and recommend the optimal arrangements and responsibilities in the weather forecasting system that will best position New Zealand to meet future weather-related challenges and impacts within the context of climate change.
- Based on the system’s optimal arrangements, consider the most appropriate structural configuration in relation to MetService and NIWA.
- Identify whether changes in access to weather data should be considered and if so, what these should be.
The review will be conducted by an independent party, which will deliver a report setting out the problem definition, analysis, findings, and recommendations.
It is anticipated that the review’s final report will be with the Government for consideration in February 2024.