The value of MetService’s public weather forecasts and weather warnings

17 December 2019

By Derek Gill and Prince Siddharth

MetService and the Ministry of Transport (MoT) commissioned NZIER to undertake secondary research on the value of the public weather information provided under the Crown contract. Using a benefit transfer approach we found the BCR for public weather forecasting services ranged between 10 and 48. We also attempted to do something not undertaken in the studies we surveyed – unpack the unique value added from having a national meteorological service using multi-criteria analysis.