Meteorological products and services for civil aviation in New Zealand can only be provided by organisations certificated to do so by the CAA. Under Civil Aviation Rule Part 174 - Meteorological Service Organisations, the Meteorological Service of New Zealand (MetService) and the Airways Corporation of New Zealand (Airways) are certificated to supply various categories of services. The majority of such services are currently provided by MetService.
There is no formal requirement from government for MetService to provide meteorological services to domestic civil aviation.
The CAA is the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Meteorological Authority in New Zealand, and, as such, gives exclusive license to MetService to carry out the operational requirements prescribed in ICAO Annex 3, Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation. This includes the provision of OPMET (TAFs, METARs and SPECIs for Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch aerodromes, and SIGMETs for the New Zealand and Auckland Oceanic FIRs).
This area of the CAA’s web site is intended to provide an up to date overview on access to, use of, and interpretation of aviation meteorological information by all sectors of the New Zealand aviation community.
Met Blog - a web log designed to give you brief updates on what's happening in the world of meteorology.
AvKiwi Safety Seminars - Wx Matters - includes apps and an online course.
How to Teach Met - Flight Instructor Seminar 2015 - by Greg Reeve, Aviation Meteoroloigst, MetService
Weather for Flight Planning
- List of Aviation Weather Products
- Availability of Weather Products
- Examples of Aviation Weather Products
- Frequency of Issue
- Automatic Weather Stations (AWS)
- Weather Balloons - Release Sites and Times (PDF 11 KB)