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Yo yoing temperatures for some

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:44 pm | MetService

Temperatures over the South Island are expected to fluctuate significantly this week, with spells of fine weather interrupted by several showery, cold southerly changes. "Choosing what to wear this week will be tough for those in the South Island, ... More >>

Settled warmer weather taking a short break

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:00 pm | MetService

The high pressure system that brought fine weather for most of New Zealand this past week, has moved off to the east of the country today and is being replaced by an area of low pressure. "This should see a change in the weather for many places ... More >>

A benign start to the school term

Monday, 13 October 2014, 2:13 pm | MetService

The ridge of high pressure that provided a fine end to the school holidays across much of the country remains in charge for most of this week. More >>

A typical spring week

Monday, 6 October 2014, 2:15 pm | MetService

It's shaping up to be another week of fast changing weather as strong winds run across New Zealand from the north, then changing to the south before finally easing off towards the end of the week. More >>

Cold weather returns

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:18 pm | MetService

Weather-wise, things are all about to change. A cold outbreak is set to bring a chilly weekend, with snow forecast to low levels for the far south. The combination of strong winds and cold temperatures will lead to severe wind chill being experienced in the ... More >>

A relatively cool and dry October on the cards for many

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:15 am | MetService

"After a rough and tumble September for the North Island, it may come as a relief to many to see a drier October signalled in the outlook," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. More >>

Low from the north and cold from the south

Monday, 29 September 2014, 12:42 pm | MetService

This week the best of the weather is at the start of the week, before another cold blustery southerly pushes through at the end of the week. More >>

A wet start to the school holidays

Friday, 26 September 2014, 2:29 pm | MetService

Unsettled weather is expected for the start of the school holidays with a complex low and frontal band, forecast to bring a period of rain to the upper South Island and lower North Island this weekend. More >>

Keep those rain jackets handy

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 12:25 pm | MetService

A front followed by a complex low will bring rain or showers to many places this weekend. "It looks like a wet weekend for many. While things start to improve in the south during Saturday, the weather really sets in over the North Island as ... More >>

Winter still holding on... just

Monday, 22 September 2014, 1:20 pm | MetService

After a wet and windy election weekend, the start of this week continues to be very cold and blustery. "A wet, cold and squally southwesterly is expected to affect many in the North Island today," said MetService Meteorologist Elke Louw. "There ... More >>

Adverse weather slower to arrive in the South

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:17 am | MetService

A broad, active and complex trough is rolling across New Zealand duringFriday, bringing rain or showers to most regions exposed to north and westerly flows. This is followed by cold southerlies on Saturday and Sunday. Looking to next week, a slow-moving high ... More >>

Wintry showers and blustery winds for Election Day

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:35 pm | MetService

As we head towards the weekend, it is time to look at what the weather will be for New Zealand's "Have Your Say" Day. More >>

A succession of depressions

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:03 pm | MetService

After a wet and windy weekend for most, the week ahead is expected to continue with a similar theme, as a succession of depressions sweep across the country. More >>

A trough on the horizon

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:50 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure, which has brought settled weather to the country this week, is now sliding away to the east. A trough approaching from the Tasman Sea is set to bring rain to most of the country on Friday and Saturday, before moving away to ... More >>

A high to begin the week

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:54 pm | MetService

A cooler southwest flow has become established over the country, but this will ease during Tuesday as a large high over the Tasman Sea moves across New Zealand. "High pressure rules the beginning of the week so settled weather can be expected across ... More >>

A short interruption to the arrival of Spring

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:51 pm | MetService

Another low approaches the upper parts of the North Island, bringing with it more rain, heavy falls and thunder. "This rain will be a real concern for many, due to the ground being already saturated after this past weekend, " commented MetService ... More >>

A brief sigh of relief for the far north

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:21 pm | MetService

As the rain continues to fall up north, the South Island is expected to remain mainly fine. "The low pressure that is bringing rain onto the upper half of the North Island is expected to move away slowly to the east over the next few days," ... More >>

A wet end to winter for northern New Zealand

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:17 pm | MetService

A large, slow-moving high that has been responsible for several days of settled weather over much of the country this week is feeling the squeeze from a low pressure system approaching from the Tasman Sea. "Though this high has been one of the ... More >>

Looking ahead into September

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:38 am | MetService

"Southwesterlies prevailed over New Zealand during August" says MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "Below average temperatures were generally observed across the country, with the exception of a handful of warm days to start ... More >>

Images from Far North rain radar now live online

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:02 pm | MetService

From around 3pm today, images from the latest of MetService’s weather radars can be viewed live on its websites, and . More >>



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