We ran this story back in November but in light of the recent earthquakes around the globe we thought we’d run an updated version of it – and our Facebook readers may appreciate this even more, as the majority of our earthquake news is featured there exclusively, especially breaking news about large global quakes and tsunami risks.
They are questions we’re often asked – why does a weather news website have stories about earthquakes, or tsunami or planes?
Oddly enough a story we published from CNN in November about a man standing on a flight for 7 hours received a high amount of views and certainly sparked some interesting conversations on our Facebook page.
Weather.com (also known as The Weather Channel) is one of the biggest websites on the planet – and they know all too well that their readers love to read other environment related stories – it’s not always weather. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes – even politics and financial news about airlines.
In fact, that’s really our policy here at WeatherWatch.co.nz. We cover all environmental stories, and failing that, we cover topics that are generally interesting for our readers.
Clearly we leave the mainstream media to do the indepth coverage, but from time to time we do touch on non-weather stories, if they are topical.
Lately, it’s been global quakes and tsunami risks.
Thing is, weather has more pattern to it than quakes and tsunami – so people come to us to find out about developing quake and tsunami stories – especially if they outside of NZ – because they know we run a 24/7 news service that has a strong natrural disaster focus.
Our readers overwhelmingly appreciate this unique service according to recent polls and feedback.
So what are our priorities with news?
But our main goal is always to provide commentary on weather conditions.
It’s our huge focus on this nation’s weather that makes us New Zealand’s only Weather News Authority – and while we might publish the odd “random” story, it’s our strong weather focus here at home that wins us the strong support of local and international media – and most importantly – the support we get from you!
on 18/04/2012 1:30am
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on 30/11/2011 7:36am
I applaud WeatherWatches eclectic approach to weather et al. It shows others that we weather nuts have a life beyond the troposphere and its interacting forces of nature. Long may WeatherWatch reign!
on 18/04/2012 8:52pm
Peter, I agree with what you have said entirely! Long live Weather Watch!