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A cold weekend on the way

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 2:28 pm | MetService

After a relatively warm start to the week for many, thanks to warmer subtropical air, a colder southerly flow will soon make its presence felt and the weekend will see a return to winter. More >>

A cold August with severe weather to start

Monday, 3 August 2015, 11:18 am | MetService

"A colder than usual August is expected for all regions of the country.While this is likely good news for skiers, it will mean larger power bills for many of us," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "The month starts ... More >>

Rain bands sweep country

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:19 am | MetService

A wet but mild start to the week is forecast with moist air from the Tasman Sea hitting our shores. However, a southerly change is expected towards the end of the week, bringing snow showers to the south and dropping temperatures back down. More >>

A weekend warm up

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 1:59 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure will deliver settled weather to much of New Zealand to end the working week. Into the weekend, a pair of fronts will affect the country, but despite rain and wind expected mainly in the west, temperatures will be slightly ... More >>

A major El Nino

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:19 am | MetService

Over the last few months, El Nino has continued to intensify. The ocean and the atmosphere have reinforced each other, helping to strengthen the climate pattern which resides in the tropical Pacific Ocean. "We have a major El Nino in play," said MetService ... More >>

Unsettled weather for the week ahead

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:36 am | MetService

An active front has been moving east across the country today bringing northerly gales and heavy rain to some parts of the South Island. Exposed places in inland Canterbury have seen gusts of 100 km/h this morning, while some gauges in Westland ... More >>

Mother Nature is becoming restless

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 2:51 pm | MetService

A large wintertime high has brought settled weather to much of the country this week and continues to do so as it moves slowly eastwards over the next day or so. Many people will have awoken to frost on the ground at their place recently. This ... More >>

More settled weather on the way - but the cold remains

Monday, 20 July 2015, 12:38 pm | MetService

An icy southerly flow made for a wintry weekend across the South Island and lower North Island. Snow fell to low levels across parts of the South Island, and southerly gales blasted their way up the country, which helped generate ten metre waves in ... More >>

A cold wet and windy Weekend

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:56 pm | MetService

While today and tomorrow look relatively settled weather wise across the country, all eyes are on a significant weather system set to affect New Zealand over the weekend. A low pressure system developing over the Tasman Sea today is set to intensify as ... More >>

Warmer days ahead in the east

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 3:27 pm | MetService

The cold weather that started the week gives way to gradually rising temperatures as northeasterly winds persist for the next couple of days.A front, which approaches New Zealand from the west, brings rain with some possibly heavy falls from this afternoon. ... More >>

A fine start to the week but rain on the way

Monday, 13 July 2015, 9:42 am | MetService

Fine and frosty weather will continue for most of New Zealand on Monday,but a front approaching from the Tasman Sea is expected to reach New Zealand late on Tuesday, and move eastwards over the country during Wednesday. More >>

Winter Chill

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 2:40 pm | MetService

The blast of Antarctic air which has blown over New Zealand for the last couple of days, bringing snow and icy conditions to many, eases during Thursday and Friday. A ridge of high pressure is going to move over from the Tasman Sea, bringing drier ... More >>

Another cold week to come

Monday, 6 July 2015, 12:54 pm | MetService

Kiwis will be reaching for those extra layers once again, as cold air spreads across the country. MetService is advising of colder temperatures across New Zealand, especially for the second half of this week. Snow showers are already falling across parts of ... More >>

More wintry weather on the way

Sunday, 5 July 2015, 10:27 pm | MetService

Temperatures are set to dip for much of the country this week as a trough of low pressure extends across New Zealand. Unsettled southwesterlies will bring showery weather, falling as snow to low levels for the lower South Island. More >>

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 >>



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