Weather and Climate New Zealand

Book Author Sandra Carrod
Rights Available World excl. ANZ

Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions; climate is the weather of a region averaged over a long period. In this info-packed addition to The NZ Series, Sandra Carrod explores the main elements of New Zealand’s climate and weather in global, regional and local terms.

Weather and Climate New Zealand answers questions such as: What’s in a weather system? How do you read a weather chart? In what ways does our weather and climate differ from other parts of the world? And what are the indicators of climate change in New Zealand?

Alongside explanations of all kinds of weather events — including rain, snow, thunderstorms and tornadoes — are extensive graphics, photographs and data from agencies like Niwa and the MetService.

After reading this book, reading the weather will become easy.

Highly Commended, Storylines Notable Book Awards 2022, Non-fiction category.

About the Author
Sandra Carrod is a retired teacher who has written several non-fiction books for children, including Weather Watch New Zealand. She and her family travelled the world by yacht for many years, working with marine scientists and documentary filmmakers. Sandra lives in Tauranga.


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240 x 160 mm portrait




Publication Date
17 October 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. ANZ

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It has the look and feel of a school textbook, which makes it not only ideal for school use but for readers who prefer a strictly scientific telling.

The Sapling, November 18, 2022

You don’t need any other book about weather and the graphics and photographs illustrate everything. The best book on this subject for primary intermediate and high school that I have read.

Bob 's Book Blog, 25 October 2022