The recognition and understanding of severe weather advice in New Zealand : results of a 2009 survey

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Wright, K.C.; Johnston, D.M.; Becker, J.S. 2010 The recognition and understanding of severe weather advice in New Zealand : results of a 2009 survey Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2010/65 11 p.

Abstract: The New Zealand MetService provides severe weather outlook, watch and warning advisories. These advisories are given for a range of weather event types, including heavy rainfall, strong winds, snow, storm surge, heavy hail, and more recently for thunderstorms. Outlooks, watches and warnings are differentiated by the time period between impact of a particular event and the time of prediction. MetService and GNS Science have produced a collaborative survey which assesses the recognition and understanding of severe weather advice provided by MetService prior to extreme weather events. The survey was conducted over three days in Christchurch at the annual Agricultural and Pastoral Show and has a response rate of n = 160. This data report summarises the results of the survey. (auth)