Website Terms of Use

Your use of MetService’s website

These Terms of Use apply to and its subdomains. Please read these Terms prior to using the website. By accessing and using MetService’s website you accept these Terms of Use.


MetService may change these Terms without notice at any time by updating them on the website. These changes will be effective immediately. Because of this, we recommend checking this page from time to time. By continuing to use this website following an update, you agree to the changed Terms.

These Terms were last updated on 19 January 2024.

Access to Information         

You may use MetService’s website, and the information contained on it for your own personal use. Using this information for commercial purposes, except for open access data, is not permitted. Furthermore, the information must not be used for unlawful purposes. It must not be altered, resupplied, or used to train artificial intelligence in any way.

Your Responsibilities

Do not act in a way, use, or attempt to damage, interfere with, or introduce anything (including any virus, worm, Trojan, timebomb, keystroke logger, spyware, or other feature) that compromises this website, or any network or system underlying or connected to this website.

Access the website only through standard browsers. Do not use other methods, including scraping, deep linking, harvesting, data mining, robots, spiders, automation, or similar methods for gathering, extracting, or monitoring data.

You indemnify MetService against all loss that MetService suffers or incurs as a direct or indirect result of your failure to comply with these Terms.

Intellectual property

The copyright for all text, photographs, logos, recordings, and information and anything else on the website is owned by the Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited unless labelled as another party’s property.

Except to the extent expressly permitted by these Terms, you must not adapt, copy, distribute, display, publish, reproduce, or create adaptations or derivative works from any part of this website.

Ad Blockers

Advertising plays an integral role in funding MetService’s forecasts. Consequently, Ad blockers are not permitted to be used on the website.


Uncertainty is inherent in weather forecasts. MetService leverages its expansive data inputs to allow the expertise of its meteorologists to flourish. However, the result of this is still just highly informed opinion.

Consequently, MetService gives no warranty, guarantee or representation that this Website is accurate, complete, current, or fit for any purpose.

Further, to the maximum extent permitted by law you access and use this website at your own risk. MetService has no liability or responsibility for any loss in connection with:

  1. any weather forecasts provided on the website.

  2. the website being unavailable (in whole or in part), delayed or error-prone from time to time.

  3. MetService changing, suspending, discontinuing, or restricting access to the website without notice.

  4. any linked website.

  5. any site linked from this website. Links on this website are not MetService’s endorsement, approval, or recommendation of those sites. MetService does not have any responsibility for the content of those sites.

This exclusion applies regardless of whether liability or responsibility arises in contract, tort (including negligence), equity, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise. In cases where MetService’s liability cannot be excluded, MetService’s liability is limited) to the cost of remedying or replacing the defective information.

Furthermore, MetService makes no representation or warranty that the website is appropriate or available for use in all countries or that the content satisfies the laws of all countries. You are responsible for ensuring that your access to and use of this Website is not illegal or prohibited. You are also responsible for complying with applicable local laws.


You accept that you have read and agreed to MetService’s Privacy Policy. If you have any privacy concerns regarding the website, please write to our Privacy Officer at More information is available about your privacy rights in New Zealand through the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Governing Law

These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of New Zealand and are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.


If MetService does not exercise or enforce any rights available to it under these Terms, it does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

If any part or provision of these Terms is illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, that part or provision is replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, accomplishes the original purpose of that part or provision. The remainder of these Terms will be binding on you.

These Terms supersede all previous conditions, understandings, commitments, agreements, and representations whatsoever whether oral or written, and constitutes the entire agreement between you and MetService relating to the subject matter of these Terms.