Climate

Climate studies commissioned by the Council are particularly focused on potential risks and hazards.

Taranaki climate trends, hazards & extremes - synthesis report

This 2008 NIWA report, commissioned by the New Plymouth and South Taranaki District Councils and the Taranaki Regional Council, identifies climate trends, hazards and extremes that are likely to impact on the region as a result of climate warming during the 21st century.

Taranaki climate trends, hazards & extremes - synthesis report (single document only)

Taranaki climate hazards & extremes - high winds & tornadoes

This 2007 NIWA report was commissioned by the New Plymouth and South Taranaki District Councils and the Taranaki Regional Council. It documents the risks that high winds and tornadoes pose for the region, records events and impacts from these storms, and assesses how variability and change affect their risk. The study includes the entire Taranaki region.

Taranaki climate hazards & extremes - high winds & tornadoes (single document only)