New Zealand’s coolest little weather company
From the storm warning that safeguards a fishing fleet, to forecasts that help power companies meet demand, to a commuter’s decision to wear a coat - whether you're staying dry, staying safe or staying ahead of the competition, MetService is right there with you.
MetService creates weather insights and solutions that make a real difference for our customers, so we can deliver real benefits for New Zealand.
We are a commercially successful, internationally respected science company with more than 240 employees in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Europe.
As MetService within New Zealand and exporting to the world as MetraWeather, the expertise and research of our team of world-class meteorologists and technologists is at the heart of everything we do.
We combine scientific rigour, valuable data and insights, and leading-edge technology to create ground-breaking new products and services that redefine the weather industry and create wealth for our customers. We call this delivering ‘powerful weather intelligence’.
Changes to Severe Weather Watches and Warnings
This May, MetService are formalising the use of colour when communicating watches and warnings for severe weather and thunderstorms.
MetService will begin to classify severe weather warnings into one of two categories – orange and red. To find out more about these changes and what they mean to you please click here.
New Zealand’s most successful 'science experiment'
Back in 1992, New Zealand added to its list of world-firsts by creating a commercial company out of its national weather service. The idea was to enable its smart scientists to commercialise their expertise – making money that would help support its operations and reduce the cost of weather services to the tax payer, while also delivering export earnings for New Zealand.
25 years on, that weather service is a world leader in public weather forecasting and commercial weather innovation. From our operations at home and in Australia, Asia and Europe, New Zealand’s own MetService has delivered over $50m in dividends and $30m in tax to the nation. Over the same period, we've introduced many new public weather services and maintained an enviable record of accuracy in our forecasts for New Zealanders.
Our record of sustained innovation and forecasting quality has earned MetService the respect of the international weather community. With a reputation for doing exciting things that make an impact in the market, MetService is regarded as a benchmark for success. Being government-owned adds to this respect, and our contribution is sought internationally to help solve the weather challenges of the future.
What we stand for
An unrelenting approach to accuracy, quality and consistency underpins everything we do - lives and businesses depend on it. Our meteorological expertise and team of dedicated professionals reflect our combination of scientific precision and game-changing, innovative thinking.
MetService is a rewarding place to work. We attract talented people from all around the world who share our goals of providing professional meteorological judgement, technologically-advanced processes and an agile approach to creating innovative and insightful solutions for our customers. In all our relationships, with our employees, with the environment, the community and our customers, we aim to operate in a socially responsible manner.
What we do
MetService is New Zealand's national weather authority, providing comprehensive weather information services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help protect the safety and well-being of New Zealanders and the NZ economy. To find out more about our national weather services for New Zealand, click here. To find out more about the ways in which we deliver public weather information to you - including mobile devices, social media and email - check out the menus at the left-hand side of this page.
We provide ground-breaking products and services that give a competitive edge to local and international businesses in the transport, energy, media, resources, industry, infrastructure and retail sectors. To find out more about our weather solutions for business, click here. To find out more about our international commercial operations as MetraWeather, click here.