Local flooding, significant long-lasting weather events, high wind, lightning, extreme cold, extended dry and hot spells and other weather-related events can impact on your overall productivity. MetConnect helps you take the guesswork out of important decisions that impact on downtime.

MetConnect is an internet-based subscription service designed for commercial use, providing weather information modules that can be modified to suit your business needs. MetConnect presents much of the same type of information found on - but in much more detail. In addition, a wide range of industry-specific weather information is provided.

How do I subscribe?

To contact a MetService Account Manager for more information about a MetConnect trial, email

Examples of just some of the MetConnect modules available are given below. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images.

Rainfall Accumulation
Lightning Maps
1min Observation Maps
7min Rain Radar
Historical Weather Records
Computer generated maps
Industry Specific Forecasts

Full list of features

Rainfall Accumulation 


Rolling three hour and twenty-four hour rainfall accumulations from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill at 100km and 240km resolution.  

Lightning Maps

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Cloud to ground lightning strikes over the past five days, as detected by the New Zealand Lightning Detection Network, displayed over street, regional and national maps. 

One Minute Observation Maps


One minute weather station data overlaid on maps of your area of interest . Data can be colour-coded to alert you when it passes through pre-set conditions.

Rain Radar


New Zealand montage or separate Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill 60km, 120km and 300km scans. Imagery updates every 7.5 to 15 minutes.

Historical Weather Records


Historical weather observations compared with long term means. Monthly, daily and hourly information.

Computer generated maps


Computer generated maps of forecast wind, temperature, rain, humidity, cloud and freezing level, extending 72 hours into the future in three hourly steps.

Industry Specific Forecasts


Forecasts tailored to your needs by combining your industry standard rules with MetService’s computer generated forecasts.

Full List of Features

  • Satellite (hourly updates)
  • Radar (7.5 minute updates). 
  • Rainfall Accumulation radar scans
  • Rainfall Rate
  • Radar overlays. 
  • Hourly and minute resolution weather data.
  • Observation maps
  • Historical weather records
  • Lightning maps
  • Forecast and Situation Maps
  • Weather warnings
  • Tropical Cyclone Warnings
  • Farming forecasts
  • Urban Forecasts
  • Drying Index
  • Mountain Forecasts
  • Coastal forecasts
  • Lake Rotorua and Lake Taupo Forecasts
  • Tides
  • Inshore forecasts
  • Swell Maps
  • Computer Generated Maps
  • Site Specific Forecasts
  • NWP* Maps
  • NWP* Graphs
  • Industry specific NWP*
  • Heat and Chill Indices
  • Fire Weather Forecasts
  • UV Index
  • Pollen Forecasts
  • Weather Hazards

*NWP = Numerical Weather Prediction computer model.

How do I subscribe?

To contact a MetService Account Manager for more information about a MetConnect trial, email