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Autumn on the calendar, summer in the skies

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:54 pm | MetService

This week the calendar slides from summer to autumn and the big question is whether the weather will follow the seasons. Summer is characterised by high pressure over central New Zealand, blocking the country from incoming fronts, but the odd afternoon ... More >>

High Pressure Dominates

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 2:42 pm | MetService

For most, the past week has been one which has restored our faith in the ‘Kiwi Summer’ as settled weather graced most of the country. A ridge of high pressure dominated New Zealand, supressing fronts as they moved up the South Island. This ... More >>

Settled weather prevails

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:22 pm | MetService

High pressure is bringing settled weather to much of New Zealand for the end of the week and into this weekend. Many people are already seeing the sunshine today, and any remaining areas of cloud are expected to clear this afternoon, followed by a ... More >>

Cicadas agree: it’s summer

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:08 pm | MetService

“I’m sitting in the MetService office in the Botanic Gardens, Wellington and can hear a chorus of cicadas which is the first time I have noticed them this loud all year,” said MetService Communications Meteorologist Lisa Murray. More >>

Wet for the North, dry for the South

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 10:45 pm | MetService

“For the past couple of days, the country has been stuck in a moist northeast flow caused by a high east of the Chatham Islands that refused to budged said MetService Forecaster Tuporo Marsters.” A trough became slow moving over the North Island ... More >>

Unsettled weekend, and Daisy the cow will be happy.

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 2:32 pm | MetService

Good rainfalls are occurring over the top of the North Island bringing welcome relief to parched areas of Northland and Auckland, especially for farmers and those relying on tank water. Some of the drier areas over the east of the North Island should also ... More >>

Wet and windy start but sunshine returns mid-week

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:28 pm | MetService

After a settled start to the weekend, the weather began to deteriorate yesterday as a front over the Tasman spread warm moist air over central and northern New Zealand. More >>

Rain clears for a mainly fine weekend

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:08 pm | MetService

Rain clears the North Island today after bringing some relief to dry areas, and there’s more sunshine on the way. The trough that brought the rain to the North Island is expected to move away to the northeast of Northland tonight as a ridge ... More >>

Rain for the dry regions

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 2:36 pm | MetService

“The driest regions of the country are finally set to see some useful rain,” said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. “Rain spreads into Hawke's Bay late this afternoon, and into Gisborne overnight. And it looks likely to produce ... More >>

After long awaited fine weekend, more weather on the way

Monday, 6 February 2017, 5:07 pm | MetService

“A ridge of high pressure brought, for the first time in a while, sunny and settled weather to much of the country during the weekend,” explained MetService Meteorologist Ciaran Doolin. “Temperatures touched on 30 degrees in a number of places, with ... More >>

Waitangi weekend a highlight in a below-par summer

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 1:36 pm | MetService

There is a sharp dichotomy of opinion this summer – those who need some rain and those who want a break from it. Today should please some of the first group, as scattered rain spreads into parts of Hawkes Bay, while the long weekend should please the latter. ... More >>

It never rains, but it pours

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:19 pm | MetService

What you thought of January depends a great deal on where you live. It was a windy and cool start to the year for most of us, but each end of the country experienced hugely differing rainfall during January. “The start of 2017 saw absolutely opposite ... More >>

Toasty weekend sets the trend

Monday, 30 January 2017, 1:12 pm | MetService

This weekend was hot, with temperatures maxing out at 33 degrees in Napier, brought about by warm northwesterly winds. Few places saw any rain, the exception being Fiordland and the southern West Coast where Milford Sound clocked up 124mm of rain during the ... More >>

Good in the north for the long weekend

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 1:26 pm | MetService

It’s looking pretty good for outdoor activities over the upper North Island with the long weekend looming. No major weather systems are in the pipeline and high pressure will dominate northern New Zealand. More >>

Last blast before warmer weather

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 1:53 pm | MetService

The contrast between north and south has been unusually pronounced this summer, with successive fronts lashing the south, and drought conditions in the north. Cooler conditions have prevailed, with much of New Zealand 1 to 2 degrees colder than normal ... More >>

The low departs, but it stays unsettled

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 9:42 pm | MetService

The deep low pressure system crossing the country this weekend has brought another round of rain and wind for many parts of New Zealand. More >>

Some welcome rain and a glimpse of summer

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 1:47 pm | MetService

The South Island and lower North Island saw plenty of severe weather through yesterday and into this morning, as forecast. More >>

'Bomb' Low brings Wind, Rain & Cold

Monday, 16 January 2017, 2:04 pm | MetService

Last weekend New Zealand continued in the southwest weather pattern that has lingered around since December. This means that the South Island west coast got most of the rain at the weekend while parched regions in the north and east hardly saw a drop. More >>

Still Searching for Summer?

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 2:56 pm | MetService

It is hot and dry in the east and north of the North Island, with fire bans and brown paddocks a sign of summer-like weather. Plus the east of The Divide has had a dry start to the year in the South Island. In contrast western facing regions of the ... More >>

Another windy week ahead

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1:22 pm | MetService

Most places are in for more windy days this week, due to a large high north of New Zealand directing a prevailing westerly flow over the country. On Wednesday and Thursday, winds are expected to rise to gale in parts of the South Island and lower North Island ... More >>



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