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Terms of Use

Forecasts – Legal Disclaimer

In addition to our website Terms and Conditions the forecasts provided on this site are done so with acknowledgement that there is always uncertainty surrounding weather predictions/forecasts. (WeatherWatch Services Ltd) strives to ensure the forecasts are as up to date and accurate as possible. 

You acknowledge that the forecasts are a “guide” and the information provided is simply the opinion of . As the user of this information you agree that there are no guarantees or warranties in relation to our forecasts including accuracy and timeliness. 

You agree that we hold no reasonability for damage, money lost, or any other form of compensation due to the weather or content provided on our site.

Terms of Use

This website is owned and operated by Your use of this site is governed by these Terms of Use. By accessing and browsing this site you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, whether you register as a user or not.

Right to Use Website & Content

You may access, view and print the content on this site for informational and non-commercial purposes. No part of this website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose. reserves the right to alter, suspend or terminate this site temporarily or permanently at any time or to deny access to this site without notice.

Content endeavours to ensure information on this site is current and accurate, and it has been compiled in good faith. will endeavour to correct any errors on this site but does not accept any liability for mistakes or out-of-date information.

Third Party Websites & Hyper-linking

All links and references to other websites, organisations or people not within are provided for the user’s convenience only, and should not be taken as endorsement of those websites, or of the information contained in those websites, nor of organisations or people referred to. If you have comments or questions relating to sites linked to this one, they should be directed to the relevant person or organisation. does not implicitly or impliedly endorse any website, organisation or person who may have off-site links to this website.

You may not link your website to this site without consent. If you wish to link to any part of this site please email your request using the CONTACT US form at the top of the page. reserves the right to prohibit links to this site and you agree to remove or cease any link upon request from You may not frame any part of the material on this site by including advertising or other generating material.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property on this site, including (without limitation) the text, graphics, data images, logos, trade marks, trade names and copyright works is owned by or used by under licence from the copyright owner. 

Content and data provided on this site may not (except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use) be published, resold, reformatted, copied, reproduced, incorporated into any other work or publication in any form, transmitted or stored (including in any other website or other electronic form) without’s prior written permission.

All photos remain copyright of the photographer and may not be copied or reproduced in any format without obtaining written permissions from the photographer. and the logo are registered trade marks of WeatherWatch Services Ltd. Nothing in these Terms of Use grants any licence or right to use any trade mark or logo of For permission to use trade marks or logos please email us using the CONTACT US form at the top of the page with your request including the reason you require use of any of these logos and we’ll happily look in to it.

Privacy Policy is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected according to the relevant privacy legislation. When you provide personal information to, it will comply with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993. may use personal information provided by visitors to this website for any of the following purposes:

Replying to your queries; 

Processing your application for registration for use of services or to gain access to information on this site made available only to registered users; 

Providing you with information, products or services in relation to this site; 

Providing you with information about; 

Any specific purpose which notifies to you at the time the personal information is collated; and/or 

Complying with relevant legislation and regulations. may disclose personal information about you (including your identity) to third parties for any of the above purposes, or if required to do so by law. may also disclose your information if determines that disclosure is necessary in connection with any breach of these Terms of Use. will not disclose personal information to any third party for marketing purposes. may use non-personalised statistics about the use of this website to continually improve it and improve customer service. These statistics do not comprise personal information. 

Where you provide personal information to obtain any service or information through this website, it is your responsibility to ensure that personal information is correct, complete and up-to-date.

Please note that this website contains links to other sites not controlled by Those sites may not follow the same privacy policy as’s privacy policy applies to your personal information.

Cookies may use “cookies” to provide you with access to tailored information and services on this site, and to serve you better when you return to it. A cookie is a small data file that the site sends to your browser, which may then store it on your computer system for later retrieval by the site. Cookies track your movements through different websites; they do not record any other personal information about you. Cookies are widely used on websites to help with navigation and to personalise your experience when you visit a website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your settings to prevent cookies being stored. However, if you do this, the service is able to provide to you may be inhibited.


Any communication or material transmitted to or this site by electronic mail or otherwise will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit, including ideas, suggestions, information or other material, becomes the property of and may be reproduced, published, modified, adapted and transmitted without restriction.

Additional Terms

You may need to agree to additional terms and conditions for particular services, promotions or competitions which may be made available to you from time to time through this site. Any such additional terms will be read in conjunction with these Terms of Use. In the event of any inconsistency between these terms and any additional terms and conditions, the additional terms and conditions will prevail for those particular services, promotions or competitions. 


The information provided on this site is for general guidance only. Users of the information contained on this site must make their own assessment of the suitability and appropriateness of the products, services and information for their particular use.

All Liability Excluded

To the extent permitted by law:

all warranties, representations and guarantees (whether express, implied or statutory) are excluded, including without limit, suitability, fitness for purpose, accuracy or completeness of this website or the content on, or accessed through it; and will not be liable for any damage, loss or expenses, or indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind, suffered or incurred by you in connection with your access to or use of this website, or the content on, or accessed through, this website. 

If the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 applies, you may have rights or remedies which are not excluded or limited by the above. If you are using this Website or its content for business purposes, the above exclusions and limits will apply and the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply. 

The exclusions and limits set out in these Terms of Use will also operate for the benefit of the affiliates and related entities, partners, relevant suppliers, licensors and agents of which uses to provide the website.


You agree to indemnify , affiliates and related entities, relevant suppliers, licensors and agents of in respect of any loss, damage, cost or expense (including reasonable enforcement costs, whether incurred on a solicitor and own client base or otherwise) suffered or incurred by as a result of any inaccurate or incomplete information provided by you to or any breach by you of any of your obligations under these Terms of Use or any other applicable terms and conditions for other services, promotions or competitions on this website (including any acts or omissions of your employer, contractors or agents). 

Governing Law

This site and its Terms of Use are governed the laws of New Zealand and all matters or disputes connected with this site or the Terms of Use will be dealt with by the New Zealand courts.

Amendments may amend these Terms of Use from time to time. You should periodically revisit this page to review the then current Terms of Use. By continuing to use this website after any such amendment, you are deemed to have agreed to the amended terms of use.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this site or these Terms of Use, please contact us.


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User Contributed Photos

  • You allow to distribute your image, with appropriate credit, across our website(s).
  • You allow to distribute your image to the news media, with credit where possible, unless you request otherwise.  Images are mostly forwarded to APN News Media and CNN International.
  • Your image may, from time to time, be used in no charge publications such as NIWA’s Year in Review.  We will endeavour to contact the photographer prior.
  • Naming credits will apply to all use of your image where reasonably possible. Sometimes, however, the credit may direct people to for full name.
  • Should your image be requested for use in a paid publication (such as a weather calendar for example) will always request your permission first.