The Ministry of Transport Contract with MetService
The Ministry of Transport’s contract with MetService provides for the making and issuing of forecasts; the collection and recording of meteorological information; and a meteorological warning service.
The contract encompasses these weather forecasting services for New Zealand:
- Public safety
- Severe weather
- Civil defence and Police search and rescue
- Non-commercial general aviation
The current contract provisions include a resilience programme and the formation of a disaster recovery backup facility. It also includes the expectation that MetService will demonstrate scientific and technological advancement befitting a contemporary National Meteorological Service.