Story: Wind and solar power

Westerly wind flow over New Zealand

This animation illustrates the pattern of westerly wind flow over New Zealand. As cold fronts approach from the west, they bring cloud cover and rain.

These images were provided by Metservice and were obtained from the GOES9 satellite operated by NOAA.

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Veronika Meduna, 'Wind and solar power - Wind energy in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 12 Jun 2006