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Wet in the west, but a rest in the east

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:27 pm | MetService

July has been marked by severe weather events, caused by low pressure systems from the Tasman Sea. Strong westerly winds have stayed to the south, allowing lows to develop and linger resulting in significant rainfall. This week sees a brief return ... More >>

Wrapping up a very wet week

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:57 pm | MetService

Over the last few days, a slow-moving rain band bought some very large rainfall accumulations to places in the east of the South Island that typically don’t see a large amount of rain at this time of year. More >>

Another Winter Storm On The Way

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:36 pm | MetService

Another Winter Storm On The Way A broad low with a series of fronts is set to sweep over New Zealand during the next few days bringing rain, snow and strong winds. During Thursday a strong, moist northerly flow brings rain to much of the North Island, ... More >>

Another bout of severe weather on the way

Monday, 17 July 2017, 2:47 pm | MetService

“Make the most of Tuesday and Wednesday” advised MetService meteorologist Angus Hines, “since another bout of severe weather is likely at the end of the week.” A brief ridge of high pressure will ensure a few calm days for many people this week ... More >>

Another cold blast on the way

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 2:10 pm | MetService

After a torrid time during the last week, the weather has briefly settled down. Most of New Zealand enjoyed a fine Saturday, and that fine weather has continued over the North Island today. This has allowed thousands to hit the skifields and enjoy ... More >>

Light at the end of the tunnel - eventually

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 11:28 am | MetService

Severe southerly gales, damaging swells, heavy rain and significant snow continue across the lower North Island today, with many MetService Severe Weather Warnings still in place. More >>

Cold Week ahead

Monday, 10 July 2017, 2:15 pm | MetService

Make the most of today, folks. After today's relatively quiet weather, a cold front moves onto the far south of the South Island tonight, heralding a week of wintry temperatures. More >>

Freezing rain equals black ice

Friday, 7 July 2017, 12:46 pm | MetService

HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY MORNING DUE TO SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN IN INLAND SOUTHLAND, OTAGO AND CANTERBURY A front is expected to move east across the South Island overnight Friday and Saturday morning, bringing some light snow, or ... More >>

Rain in the north, drier further south this weekend

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 12:20 pm | MetService

“Over the next few days two low pressure systems are set to slide eastwards, delivering periods of rain over the North Island, while the South Island escapes most of the wet weather,” said MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey. The first low moves ... More >>

July 2017 – Colder than usual temperatures

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 3:25 pm | MetService

The MetService long-range forecast for July is picking below average temperatures for the first half of July, just in time for what is traditionally the coldest time of year. More >>

MetService - Severe Weather & Road Snowfall Warnings

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 11:00 am | MetService

• UPDATED: Lindis Pass (SH 8) - Further snow showers are possible into the afternoon, and 1 to 2cm of snow could accumulate near the summit, especially around noon and early afternoon. More >>

Cold in the South and More Rain for the North

Monday, 3 July 2017, 1:30 pm | MetService

The week started off very wet in parts of the North Island, as an old low moving over the country delivered bands of heavy rain or showers to areas at either end of the island. 12mm of rain fell in one hour earlier this morning in Wellington, ... More >>

A week with a flakey high ends with a soggy weekend

Sunday, 2 July 2017, 6:51 pm | MetService

“Not an exciting past week weather wise”, said MetService Forecaster Tuporo Marsters. “A feeble high came through last Monday and struggled to establish itself over the country midweek” he added. It did bring some fine weather mixed in with frost ... More >>

New weather forecasts to improve safety

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 3:00 pm | MetService

Trampers, hunters and mountain bikers will benefit from new weather forecasts for Kahurangi National Park which were launched yesterday on the MetService website and mobile website. The forecasts are produced by MetService’s team of meteorologists ... More >>

Change is in the wind

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:43 pm | MetService

After a relatively quiet week weather wise, things are about to change. “Expect a changeable weekend of weather, with north-facing regions such as Nelson and Bay of Plenty likely to see the worst of the heavy rain,” said MetService meteorologist ... More >>

Weather News Release

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:22 pm | MetService

“It has been an up-and-down weekend with narrow ridges (highs) and troughs (lows) passing over the country,” said MetService Forecaster Tuporo Marsters. Weather systems have now slowed down, with a slim ridge of high pressure parked over central ... More >>

The Week That Was: The Low Vs. The Front

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:35 pm | MetService

This Wednesday gone marked the winter solstice – that is, the shortest day of the year, or what most consider mid-winter. But due to the moderating effect of the ocean surrounding our small narrow islands the coldest weeks are likely still ahead of ... More >>

Improving trend into the weekend - Thursday 22 June 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 2:20 pm | MetService

It will be been a wet and unsettled end to the working week over the North Island, thanks to a low pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea, while a weak cold front has moved up the South Island. However, it is an improving trend as we get into the ... More >>

The Settled Weather Doesn’t Last

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:32 pm | MetService

The generally dry weather over the weekend carries into the start of this week with just a few showers taking the shine off the sun until Wednesday. More >>

The Calm After The Storm

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 3:37 pm | MetService

It was a wintery start to the week, as a series of fronts spread quickly up the country, bringing cold, stormy weather for some in the south. More >>



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