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Powerful waves for the west coast of New Zealand

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 4:44 pm | MetService

Storm force winds south of Australia in the last week have generated exceptionally powerful waves which are heading to New Zealand. These large long period waves will arrive on the southwest of the South Island Wednesday evening and then will sweep ... More >>

NZ weather sticking to its stereotypes

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:20 pm | MetService

The weather this week typifies local stereotypes for New Zealand regions; wet on the West Coast, windy in Wellington, dry in the east, and warm in the North. It’s the meteorological equivalent of sticking to what you’re good at. More >>

Unseasonably warm start to May

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:23 am | MetService

We could see one or two May maximum temperature records being broken this week due to a moist northwesterly flow spreading across the country. The whole of New Zealand will benefit from the warmer air, which is coming down from the sub-tropics. “Even ... More >>

Settled weather for the remainder of the school holidays

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:31 pm | MetService

A stubborn ridge of high pressure, which has brought fine weather to much of New Zealand this week, continues to deliver sunshine and mild temperatures to many places for the last few days of the school holidays. By the end of the weekend, the high ... More >>

Cool start to the week followed by ridge of high pressure

Monday, 25 April 2016, 2:19 pm | MetService

The front that affected the country over the weekend has now moved north, leaving behind it a cool southwesterly flow. Coastal areas in the far south saw severe gales with gusts of 120 km/h yesterday. More >>

Dry weather for Dawn Service

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 1:42 pm | MetService

Severe west to southwest gales are forecast to hit coastal parts of Southland, Clutha and Dunedin today. The strongest winds are expected from Bluff to the Otago Peninsula. Gales are likely to become severe for a time from late this afternoon gusting 120km/h. ... More >>

Front bringing weekend rain but improving for ANZAC Day

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:03 pm | MetService

The ridge of high pressure that has brought sunny skies to many parts of the country over the past couple of days is beginning to slip away, as we head towards the weekend. Strong northwesterlies are expected to develop for eastern parts of the South Island ... More >>

High pressure to dominate until the weekend

Monday, 18 April 2016, 1:44 pm | MetService

High pressure will dominate the first week of the school holidays, bringing long periods of sunshine to most places. However, a front is expected to spread over New Zealand next weekend. More >>

Sunshine to replace cloud and rain

Sunday, 17 April 2016, 2:46 pm | MetService

Rain that has been falling in parts of New Zealand on Sunday will be replaced by clearer skies this week, due to a ridge of high pressure moving onto the country. More >>

Dry for most to start the school holidays

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:51 pm | MetService

Most of the country can expect a fine and dry weekend. However, an area of low pressure is set to approach Northland on Saturday, and then move gradually eastwards skirting the top of the country. This is likely to bring rain to areas exposed to a northeast ... More >>

Autumnal Change in the Air

Monday, 11 April 2016, 1:28 pm | MetService

Changeable autumnal conditions affect the country this week. A trough brings wind and rain for the first half of the week, followed by fine but cool weather. Autumn typically means fast moving fronts and successive warmer and cooler spells. This ... More >>

A week of two halves

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:20 am | MetService

Several fronts are forecast to move over New Zealand during the first half of this week bringing rain or showers at various times. However, these fronts are expected to clear the country lateWednesday and will be replaced by a ridge of high pressure, ... More >>

Front brings wet weather to many

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 2:32 pm | MetService

A front, currently affecting southern parts of the South Island, will move up the country today and Friday bringing rain or showers to many. While the front lingers around the northeast of the North Island into the weekend, a ridge of high pressure ... More >>

Stormy weather to start April

Monday, 4 April 2016, 3:01 pm | MetService

A blocking high pressure system lying over and to the east of New Zealand dominated our weather during March. For the first half of the month, the High prevailed over the country, meaning the first half of the month was rather dry for most regions. ... More >>

A period of settled weather for many

Monday, 4 April 2016, 1:33 pm | MetService

The front moving up the country that has been bringing cool air to New Zealand is expected to move away today. This front has left behind showery weather today for some parts of the south and east of the South Island, and also a scattering of showers ... More >>

A cool and showery start to the week

Monday, 4 April 2016, 10:22 am | MetService

The complex trough which affected the country yesterday has now moved off to the east. A number of areas experienced sustained periods of heavy rain. The northern slopes of Mt Egmont saw 211 mm of rain from midnight Friday to 7am this morning, ... More >>

MetService: 31 March

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 1:49 pm | MetService

Most places are going to get wet this weekend, with a rain band forecast to travel eastwards across the country, followed by a cold front from the south. A northerly flow over the country brings heavy rain to a few exposed regions and a Severe Weather ... More >>

Week mainly settled but ends with rain

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 12:53 pm | MetService

A cold front moving up the east of the South Island will bring showers to Otago and Southland today. However, an area of high pressure moving over the country on Wednesday is expected to stop the cold front in its tracks and bring settled weather for most ... More >>

Autumnal sunshine continues

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 10:14 am | MetService

With high pressure the dominant feature, this week’s weather will be fairly settled. However, an area of low pressure is likely to bring wet weather to the northwest towards the end of the week. More >>

Severe weather clearing for Easter weekend - 24 March 2016

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12:31 pm | MetService

The severe weather that has affected a large part of the country is expected to make way for mostly settled weather for Easter weekend. The low pressure system responsible for the severe weather is moving east over the North Island today and, although the ... More >>

 

 

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