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A showery week ahead signals the end of autumn

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:32 pm | MetService

Tuesday looks like being the end of a very foggy period over New Zealand. In many places, people will wake up to extensive fog and low cloud, especially over inland parts of the North Island. “Travellers should be prepared for possible delays and ... More >>

A showery week ahead signals the end of autumn

Monday, 29 May 2017, 1:43 pm | MetService

A showery week ahead signals the end of autumn Tuesday looks like being the end of a very foggy period over New Zealand. In many places, people will wake up to extensive fog and low cloud, especially over inland parts of the North Island. “Travellers ... More >>

Keep your raincoat handy

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 9:11 pm | MetService

Keep your raincoat handy The changeable weather of late continues through the last few days of Autumn and into the first week of June as a couple of frontal systems are forecast to march across New Zealand from the west, separated by narrow ridges ... More >>

Autumnal murkiness to end the month

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 12:29 pm | MetService

This morning fog shrouded parts of the upper North Island and the lower South Island, causing delayed flights and murky conditions on the roads. Auckland is in the clear tonight, as cloudy skies should keep the temperatures too warm for a repeat performance. More >>

Wintery Blast Ends, Now Back to Autumn

Monday, 22 May 2017, 2:24 pm | MetService

New Zealanders feeling the bite of what was for most, the coldest recorded temperature so far this year, will be happy to hear that a short-term upward trend in overnight lows is forecast. Alexandra dropped to -5.0C just before dawn Monday morning. Temperatures ... More >>

An Early Wave of Winter

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:26 pm | MetService

A taste of winter fell onto New Zealand on Saturday, with many towns in the lower South Island waking up to snow on their doorsteps. Although snow depths were deeper at higher altitudes, 12cm was recorded in Kingston (330m), and in Clinton (200m) ... More >>

Here comes the polar front

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:17 pm | MetService

Cooler southerlies become established over the country today, but even colder weather is still to come. More >>

Antarctic Air on the Way

Monday, 15 May 2017, 1:58 pm | MetService

The warm air from the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Donna last week will be a distant memory to New Zealanders by Friday, with strong southwesterlies delivering significantly chillier weather in the wake of a rain-laden low which moves over the country on ... More >>

The Dance of Two Systems

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 2:00 pm | MetService

A low sat in the western wings this week sending periods of rain to the South Island’s west coast throughout the week. However, it wasn’t until Thursday that the system sent its final performer over the entire New Zealand ‘stage’ in the form of a ... More >>

Broad low pressure brings heavy rain and wind

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 2:36 pm | MetService

Another period of heavy rain and strong winds is forecast for parts of New Zealand today and into tomorrow. MetService has issued a series of Severe Weather Warnings and Watches covering much of the Central and Northern New Zealand. This wet weather ... More >>

Eyes on the east and west this week

Monday, 8 May 2017, 2:12 pm | MetService

The weekend’s calm conditions continue for a couple of days yet, but cloud and heavy rain are on the way. A trough in the Tasman Sea brings a gradual increase in cloud and rain for those in the west but, for the most part, a broad high over New ... More >>

MetService and BloomSky at Farming2020

Monday, 8 May 2017, 12:36 pm | MetService

Agrigate dairy portal partner, MetService, plans to install BloomSky weather data devices on the LIC Innovation Farm in the South Waikato ahead of Farming2020 which takes place there from Tuesday 9 May to Thursday 11 May 2017. More >>

Chills and spills – autumn conditions continue

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11:57 am | MetService

After a wash-out last weekend, New Zealanders have welcomed a series of crisp, clear autumn days to finish up the week. On Saturday, the 53rd Rotorua marathon went ahead in ideal conditions, with light winds and cool temperatures contributing to the fastest ... More >>

Fine and Frosty for the Weekend

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 2:01 pm | MetService

The weather is on the up just in time for outdoor weekend activities like the Rotorua marathon, though cold overnight temperatures mean it may be time to get out the winter duvet for some. More >>

A drier than normal May on the horizon for many

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 3:51 pm | MetService

Lows made frequent forays across the North Island during April, with Cyclone Cook a notable arrival on 13-14 April. The atmosphere was locked in a repeat pattern during April, with low pressure bee-lining towards Cape Reinga and producing intermittent ... More >>

More chilly nights ahead

Monday, 1 May 2017, 1:10 pm | MetService

A burst of polar air which flowed northwards over New Zealand yesterday meant a very cold start to this week for many inland places, with frosts reported this morning, and Queenstown recording an overnight low of -1C, Alexandra -2C and Mount Cook -3C. More >>

A precursor to winter

Sunday, 30 April 2017, 8:46 pm | MetService

A trough of low pressure moved southeastwards over the country overnight Saturday, and lay southwest of the Chatham Islands Sunday morning. This system brought significant amounts of rain to much of the North Island during Saturday and into Sunday morning. ... More >>

A wet weekend ushers in colder southerlies

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 1:47 pm | MetService

A wet weekend ushers in colder southerlies As the weekend approaches rain clouds are gathering over the Tasman Sea, so if you have outdoor activities planned make sure your wet weather gear is close to hand. On the heels of the rain, a change to ... More >>

Fine weather to relinquish its brief hold over the country

Monday, 24 April 2017, 1:57 pm | MetService

This week, a ridge that has been sitting over central New Zealand moves north and eventually gives way to an active front pushing in from the west. The weather remains on the quiet side until the end of the week, when changeable weather muscles in. ... More >>

A Showery Start to a Fine Week - 23 April 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 6:36 pm | MetService

Now that the country has been sitting under a ridge of high pressure and enjoying settled weather for the past few days, you could be forgiven for forgetting the showery start to the week. On Monday, the North Island saw heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms ... More >>



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