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A change to patches of rain and cooler temperatures

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

High temperatures, sunny skies and plenty of dry weather - January has been a very settled month. However, changes in the weather patterns over New Zealand for the weekend and the start of February could bring some much needed rainfall to the country ... More >>

Looking hopefully at the sky

Monday, 26 January 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

The first few weeks of 2015 have been marked by hot, dry weather which is great news for those parts of the country celebrating their anniversary weekend. However, the lack of rainfall across the country has left many looking hopefully at the sky for ... More >>

Rain hard to come by as another high rolls in

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

Rain has been proving hard to come by for most provinces in New Zealand recently, and this is set to continue as a large high is expected to bring dry weather for almost the entire country this weekend - including Auckland Anniversary day on Monday. ... More >>

Wellington Anniversary Weekend

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 3:48 pm | MetService

After a sustained period of settled weather for much of the country, an intensifying low and an accompanying front over the Tasman Sea are set to usher in more changeable weather in the coming days. This first front advances over the South Island on Friday ... More >>

Another week of warm and mostly dry weather

Monday, 12 January 2015, 12:35 pm | MetService

This week will again be dry and warm for many, as high pressure lingers across the country. A front is forecast to move onto the West Coast during Friday, then weaken over Central New Zealand during Saturday. This front brings some wet weather to the ... More >>

Warm and dry conditions to prevail

Friday, 9 January 2015, 12:09 pm | MetService

2015 has got off to a very settled start for many, with large areas of high pressure dominating the weather across much of New Zealand and continuing to bring plenty of dry and sunny weather. Heading into this weekend there is little change in store, ... More >>

2014 - A back to front year

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 10:18 am | MetService

"Talking temperatures, 2014 will be remembered for being somewhat back-to-front," said MetService Meteorologist John Law. "With a cooler than usual start and finish to the year for much of the country, the middle months of 2014 were very mild. January ... More >>

New Year's Eve Weather Forecast

Monday, 29 December 2014, 11:55 am | MetService

The last few days of 2014 are set to see high pressure move away from the country, allowing some wetter and windier weather to push back across New Zealand from the Tasman Sea and making it a soggy start to 2015 for some. More >>

The longest day

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:11 pm | MetService

While the northern hemisphere chills beneath wintry conditions, here in the South Pacific we are experiencing our longest day. Today is the summer solstice, the time of year when the South Pole is at its closest inclination to the Sun, resulting in ... More >>

Christmas Day Outlook

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:12 pm | MetService

Christmas is fast approaching and by far the most frequent question coming into the forecast room over the last week has been "BBQs or Brollies? What's the forecast for Christmas Day?" We have had a very changeable December so far with a cool ... More >>

Another Wet Wednesday

Monday, 15 December 2014, 1:09 pm | MetService

There was a great contrast in the weekend weather over New Zealand. While heavy rain and strong winds buffeted the far north of the country, the weather over the South Island could not have been more different with plenty of unbroken sunshine and light ... More >>

Return of the Low

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 12:43 pm | MetService

It has been a very wet mid-week for central parts of New Zealand, as an area of low pressure moved across the Taranaki Bight bringing spells of heavy rain into Wellington, the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua. More >>

Warm and humid

Monday, 8 December 2014, 1:47 pm | MetService

It was a muggy and murky start to the week across Auckland and Northland as the remains of a front clung to the far North. Mid-week, active weather systems traverse the country bringing wetter weather to the central parts of New Zealand during Wednesday. ... More >>

Weather Report - Repeating patterns

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:58 pm | MetService

The weekend is shaping up to be a repeating pattern of bands of cloud and patchy rain followed by a return to high pressure and settled weather. For the North Island the drier day of the weekend will be Saturday, with a ridge of high pressure building ... More >>

A drier December for many

Monday, 1 December 2014, 10:24 am | MetService

"The MetService outlook for December indicates more Highs in the New Zealand region, overall," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "As we move into December, the weather over New Zealand should gradually start to settle. ... More >>

Blustery spring weather to continue

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:17 pm | MetService

The windy spring weather is set to continue this week, with several fronts bringing bouts of rain to western areas, and warm temperatures with blustery northwest winds in the east. More >>

More wind on the menu

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 1:36 pm | MetService

It has been a windy spring so far and it looks like there's more of the same on the menu for the next few days. MetService has issued a Severe Weather Watch for northwest gales in eastern parts of the South Island and lower North Island today and Friday. ... More >>

Monday blues

Monday, 17 November 2014, 1:46 pm | MetService

The weather isn't going to help out much if you are suffering from a bout of post weekend sunshine blues. It is a wet and windy start to the week for the North Island as an area of low pressure barrels across the country from the Tasman Sea. This low ... More >>

A windy start to the weekend

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:46 am | MetService

There's a good-looking Canterbury anniversary day ahead of us, but with a cold front heading northwards across the country today there will be some unsettled weather to watch out for. More >>

An unusually late cold spell

Monday, 10 November 2014, 4:22 pm | MetService

After the fine and sunny weekend, there is a busy start to the weather week, with a number of volatile fronts moving over New Zealand. These fronts will herald an unusually late cold spell as we move through the week. "The temperatures this ... More >>



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