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Temperatures pick-up but weather deteriorates

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:01 pm | MetService

Temperatures will pick-up this long weekend as a northerly flow develops over the country. However, the weather is forecast to deteriorate, particularly in western and northern areas, as a front moves across the country. More >>

Check the forecast and stay safe

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:29 am | MetService

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and MetService are encouraging people to check the latest weather forecasts and to plan and prepare for unsettled weather before heading outdoors over Queen's Birthday weekend. More >>

First real taste of winter

Monday, 25 May 2015, 1:24 pm | MetService

A bitterly cold southwest flow over the country brought snow showers and freezing temperatures to many areas overnight, while strong winds and large swells will continue to affect coastal places today. More >>

Weather systems to strike each end of New Zealand

Friday, 22 May 2015, 2:05 pm | MetService

Two main weather systems will tackle each end of the country this weekend.The first, a low from the north Tasman Sea, will track over Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula on Saturday bringing rain and strong winds to the northern half of the North Island. ... More >>

Mother Nature to open the freezer door

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 3:16 pm | MetService

A developing area of low pressure off the east coast of Australia is likely to spell a wet weekend for the upper North Island. Following the arrival of this rain, a southerly blast coming straight off the polar ice is set to bring wintery weather to the country, ... More >>

Cold breath of winter

Monday, 18 May 2015, 12:37 pm | MetService

Some relatively settled weather over New Zealand to start the week, before a strong cold front arrives in the far south on Wednesday, and then moves up the country by the weekend. This front is followed by very cold southerlies, and as temperatures ... More >>

Weekend to bring clearing skies and colder temperatures

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 12:42 pm | MetService

A vigorous low is forecast to move over New Zealand today and Friday,bringing rain to the whole country at various times with thunderstorms in the north and west of both islands. As the low moves away to the east on Saturday and Sunday, the rain ... More >>

Wet and Windy Week

Monday, 11 May 2015, 3:49 pm | MetService

An active weather week lies ahead, especially for central and southern New Zealand as a couple of low pressure systems and their associated fronts sweep over the country. Warnings and watches have been issued for many parts of central and southern New ... More >>

Heavy rain and gales moving northwards

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 2:51 pm | MetService

Half a metre of rain fell on parts of the West Coast during Wednesday, and the Capital was blasted with severe gales this morning. "A number of stations on the West Coast recorded in excess of 200mm on Wednesday, with the largest event total of 660mm ... More >>

Autumnal gales and rain on the way

Monday, 4 May 2015, 1:14 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure that brought fine weather and light winds to much of New Zealand over the weekend is now departing slowly to our east. This ushers in a period of northwesterlies, which will bring bursts of heavy rain and gales to parts of the ... More >>

Blue skies bring cold nights

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:46 pm | MetService

It will be dry and sunny for most this weekend, due to high pressure over the country. Although daytime temperatures will be very pleasant, a few chilly nights are on the way as well. More >>

Rough and tumble May

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:08 pm | MetService

"New Zealand is in for some very changeable weather in May", said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "The first weekend in May is forecast to be settled and dry - but active lows over the Tasman Sea soon bring in some rough and ... More >>

Improving weather trend for the rest of the week

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 1:15 pm | MetService

After a wet and windy start to the week, the weather should gradually improve and become mostly fine by the time the weekend rolls around. "There is still a bit of the wet stuff around for the next couple of days, but the trend is for fine weather ... More >>

MetService monitoring volcanic ash

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 5:30 pm | MetService

This morning's eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano is already being watched with interest by MetService, which operates the Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC). The Wellington VAAC is part of a group of nine such global centres, endorsed ... More >>

Chilly morning starts

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 1:12 pm | MetService

A broad area of high pressure builds across New Zealand in time for this weekend's remembrance services bringing dry conditions for many dawn parades on ANZAC Day. Cloudier skies and wetter weather are however forecast for the second half of the ... More >>

A warmer week

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:30 pm | MetService

A ridge over the North Island will bring settled weather there this week.Meanwhile, a slow-moving front over the South Island produces rain for the west, with scattered falls further east. Temperatures have returned to normal for this time of the year, ... More >>

Weekend temperatures on the rise

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:29 pm | MetService

After a cool week, the weekend sees temperatures picking up. However, the fine dry weather we have seen over New Zealand is likely to be interrupted by periods of rain moving across the country. More >>

A taste of winter

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:00 pm | MetService

The weather is forecast to dry up on Saturday as a trough gradually fades to the east. However, an active front is set to sweep across New Zealand throughout Sunday and Monday, followed by plunging temperatures and wintry showers for the south and ... More >>

A cooler end to the week

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 1:17 pm | MetService

Temperatures over the long Easter weekend remained high across many parts of New Zealand, with the thermometer reaching 26C at Whanganui during Monday. However, a change in wind direction towards the end of this week is expected to send temperatures ... More >>

Easter Weekend looking dry for most

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 2:02 pm | MetService

A high covers most of New Zealand for the start of the Easter weekend.However, a front is expected to bring rain to the west and south of the South Island on Saturday, before weakening as it moves onto the North Island ahead of another area of high ... More >>



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