1916: Wireless weather forecasts resumed

Evening Post, 10 July 1916, p 2

General News

Wireless weather forecasts, which were discontinued at the commencement of the war, says the Secretary of the Marine Department, have been resumed during the year, and are sent out through the radio stations at Awanui, Wellington, and Awarua on the usual reporting nights, and at other times when deemed necessary.

A daily wireless weather report was authorised from the Chatham Islands, and commenced on the 8th April, 1915; it has been maintained without a single break. Part of this message is also transmitted by cable to the Commonwealth Weather Bureau for research purposes. Forecasts are also occasionally transmitted to the Chatham Islands, for which a small charge is made by the Post Office, but usually the Wellington forecast suffices.