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Dry July - the weather joins in

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 4:54 pm | MetService

"July is traditionally a rather wet month in New Zealand," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "But this year, a combination of more southerlies than usual and spells of high pressure over New Zealand means that we're expecting ... More >>

Ferocious winds then wet to end the week

Monday, 29 June 2015, 12:55 pm | MetService

It's a ferociously windy start to the week for many areas, as a persistent ridge over Australia and the Tasman Sea push a strong west to southwest flow over New Zealand for the next few days. More >>

Temperatures returning to normal for most

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 1:45 pm | MetService

The unusually cold temperatures that have affected New Zealand over the past few days should return to normal for most places this weekend. A stronger westerly flow developing over the country should mix in some slightly warmer air, and also push ... More >>

Beware of black ice on the roads

Monday, 22 June 2015, 1:29 pm | MetService

Severe frosts will affect the South Island and sheltered inland parts of the North Island on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. This will make driving conditions hazardous in some areas, especially roads that are already wet from recent rain or snow. "If ... More >>

The rain has passed - now comes the chill

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 12:11 pm | MetService

New Zealand was hammered by a winter storm this week which brought heavy rain to many parts of the country and heavy snow about parts of Canterbury and North Otago. Temperatures plummeted in the south, but stayed mild in the North, with Napier and ... More >>

Rain spreads north over the weekend

Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:29 am | MetService

Heavy rain, snow and strong winds continue to take their toll on parts of New Zealand. In just 24 hours alone, Hokitika airport reported almost 200mm of rainfall, while figures in the ranges to the east were higher still. On the other side of the Southern ... More >>

Major winter storm

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 9:44 am | MetService

The weather pattern currently moving across New Zealand bears the hallmarks of a major winter storm and is forecast to bring heavy rain on the West Coast of the South Island, strong gusty winds and significant amounts of snow to parts of Otago, Canterbury ... More >>

Snowy weather for Southland and Otago

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 11:43 am | MetService

High pressure across New Zealand brings a few bright and sunny days,albeit bookended by cold and frosty nights. However, it is all set to change as we head into the second half of the week, with an active area of low pressure set to bring gales and heavy ... More >>

Frosty nights ahead then wet and windy later in the week

Monday, 15 June 2015, 12:52 pm | MetService

It's looking like another week of changeable weather across New Zealand as cold southwesterly winds early in the week are replaced by blustery nor'westers towards the weekend. More >>

Biting winds expected in the South Island

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 2:19 pm | MetService

It's been a week of see-sawing temperatures, especially for the southeast of the country. On Tuesday the temperature recorded in Dunedin city reached 21C but today temperatures there will struggle to get into double figures. The culprit is colder ... More >>

Wet in the west and windy in the east

Monday, 8 June 2015, 1:05 pm | MetService

A front will move over the South Island on Tuesday and reach the North Island on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain to western areas and blustery winds further east. "The main ranges of both islands will have a huge influence on this weather ... More >>

Showers ease but chilly nights to come

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 2:23 pm | MetService

The worst of the rain has now eased as the broad low that has been affecting the country moves away to the east. However, a few showers are expected to linger in some places over the weekend. Cooler temperatures and frosty mornings are predicted ... More >>

Rug up warm-June likely to be a cool one

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:10 am | MetService

"A cooler than usual June looks likely for New Zealand," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "Below average June temperatures are expected this year - in sharp contrast to last June, which was the warmest on record for New ... More >>

Goodbye Spring Hello Winter

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 11:31 am | MetService

June has arrived and brings with it the promise of some colder weather."Time for skiers and boarders to get excited and for everyone to put a warm hat and some gloves in their bag," said MetService meteorologist Rob Kerr. More >>

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 >>



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