Extreme temperatures up to five times more likely for NZ

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

Extreme temperature conditions are now up to five times more likely to occur in New Zealand, according to a study by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

Researchers from NIWA analysed 70 years’ worth of nationwide weather data to see how frequently extreme events, such as record-breaking heatwaves, are happening. The data showed that the frequency of these events is increasing at a much faster rate than the mean average temperature.

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