MetWatch is an industry-leading digital platform for weather, irrigation, and pest & disease risk decision support.
The MetWatch Platform provides local weather insight, powerful forecasts, and agricultural weather data to help manage pest & disease pressure, plan spraying and irrigation, aid crop planting, and to achieve sustainability goals.
MetWatch is highly extendable and we can leverage our powerful API to build new tools and custom solutions to meet your organisation's needs.
MetWatch is powered by a modern technology stack that is highly scalable and backed by proven and secure cloud-based infrastructure.
MetWatch is hardware and system agnostic which means we can interface with a wide range of existing weather station hardware, digital tools and business intelligence systems and databases to bring critical data and analytics together into one place.
We maintain a network of scientific & research-grade weather stations located in key growing areas
We take weather data from our well established and expanding network of over 100 scientific-grade weather stations, located on private orchards, farms, vineyards, and research sites in the main horticultural and agricultural growing areas of New Zealand. We are also able to interpret weather data from a range of other sources including grower-owned weather stations to provide a full picture of the microclimates and other factors that are important to making decisions.
Our network of weather stations measure key variables including air temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction, humidity, calculated GDD and chill units, alongside other parameters such as leaf wetness, dew point and evapotranspiration. All data is updated and fed into a cloud-based database for rendering, analysis and display with our digital platform tools.
Scientific-grade weather station on the HortPlus network.