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A Warm Spring Week Ahead

Sunday, 21 October 2018, 2:41 pm | MetService

A high pressure system, bringing largely settled weather to New Zealand this Labour Weekend, is set to persist over parts of the country into the week ahead. More >>

Great Labour Weekend Weather for Most

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:29 pm | MetService

MetService is today delivering the message that all Kiwis want to hear. The weekend weather should be great for everyone. More >>

UV risk in New Zealand

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:18 am | MetService

New Zealand’s weather experts at MetService are urging Kiwis to re-think their sun-exposure with the risk of damaging ultra-violet (UV) radiation climbing rapidly at this time of year. To keep New Zealanders safe MetService is once again showing ... More >>

High Pressure to Set the Scene for the Upcoming Week

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:09 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure building over the Tasman Sea will be the main driver for weather conditions this week. More >>

Settled weather to follow wintry end to school holidays

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 1:27 pm | MetService

A low pressure system that crossed the country mid-week this week had New Zealanders shivering, giving us a reminder of Winter to end the school holidays. More >>

Last gasp of winter for the end of the School Holidays

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:02 pm | MetService

A low pressure system with a series of associated fronts brings heavy rain, thunderstorms, snow and strong winds to many areas across the country today through until Saturday. A southerly change in the wake of this system drops the temperatures down to the ... More >>

Near average Tropical Cyclone season expected for Pacific

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 1:18 pm | MetService

A ‘near-average’ Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone season is forecast this year, meaning any number from seven to 11 named cyclones occurring between November and April. More >>

Disruptive Weather Following a Mild Start

Monday, 8 October 2018, 12:58 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting disruptive weather, following a mild start to the week. Development of a significant system from the south is likely to see strong winds, heavy rain and possible heavy snow to some parts of New Zealand. This is set to contrast ... More >>

First Week of School Holidays Ending on a High

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 1:54 pm | MetService

“Though the past week has seen several fronts moving over the country there has been plenty of fine weather in-between allowing for ample time for those on school break to get outside and enjoy the warming temperatures. Christchurch hit a balmy ... More >>

MetService Forecasts a Mostly Fine Weekend

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:57 am | MetService

The middle weekend of the school holidays is shaping up to be “not too bad” weather-wise, says MetService. More >>

Government decision on R&D tax incentives delivers

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:45 pm | MetService

Government decision on R&D tax incentives to deliver a wealth of benefits Source: MetService More >>

Dry weather wins battle over weakening fronts

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:00 pm | MetService

Several fronts weaken as they move over New Zealand this week, resulting in plenty of fine weather for the first week of the school holidays. More >>

Front dumping heavy rain over western South Island

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 11:52 am | MetService

A front is bringing heavy rain to the western South Island today as it moves slowly north. “Milford Sound has recorded the most rain with over 190mm so far since the beginning of Saturday,” says MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey. More >>

A welcome ridge gives way to an active front

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:40 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a ridge of high pressure to bring settled weather to much of the country this weekend, in time for school holidays and the start of Daylight Saving. More >>

Heavy snow, rain and bitterly cold southwest gales

Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:25 pm | MetService

Snow has fallen to 300 metres over parts of southern New Zealand this morning, and there’s more snow to come through to the middle of this week. More >>

More spring snow this week

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 1:10 pm | MetService

It’s the Spring Equinox today, which is when the overhead sun shifts from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. The hours of daylight and nighttime are of approximately equal duration all over the planet, and in New Zealand the hours of ... More >>

Enjoy the weekend weather as change is coming

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:21 pm | MetService

MetService is encouraging everyone to make the most of the weekend’s weather as a cold front approaches from the south bringing a return of ‘winter-like’ conditions. More >>

Snow on the way out, a ridge on the way in

Monday, 17 September 2018, 3:06 pm | MetService

Snow fell overnight and this morning over many parts of the lower South Island and was well forecast over the past couple of days by MetService meteorologists. Although it may have come as surprise to many people, cold southerly outbreaks are not uncommon ... More >>

Two contrasting weather systems affect New Zealand this week

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 3:25 pm | MetService

The cold southerlies which affected southern and eastern parts of the North Island last weekend eased on Monday as the low pressure system moved well east of Aotearoa. MetService meteorologist Andy Best commented “The upper half of the North Island ... More >>

$11.5 million grant to help safeguard NZ's blue economy

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:47 pm | MetService

A new research project spearheaded by MetService’s oceanography division, MetOcean Solutions will shed new light on the performance of New Zealand’s oceans to support the seafood sector. More >>



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