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NZ Stuck in an Unsettled Weather Pattern

Monday, 15 July 2019, 1:38 pm | MetService

With many western regions of the country being hit with wet and thundery weather on Sunday the start of this working week will feel like a reprieve with eastern regions forecast a mostly dry day and showers in the west set to ease during the morning. ... More >>

Repeating pattern of fronts and lows

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 3:16 pm | MetService

The repeating pattern of passing fronts and lows that New Zealand has experienced over the last week is set to continue into the week ahead, bringing changeable weather for the second half of the school holidays. More >>

Mobile fronts make for changeable conditions this weekend

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 1:56 pm | MetService

A series of fronts are forecast to move across the country from the west on Friday and over the weekend, delivering periods of rain and blustery north to northwesterly winds at times across much of the country. More >>

On again off again rain from midweek

Monday, 8 July 2019, 12:15 pm | MetService

A cold southwest flow is producing a few showers for southern and western places today and tomorrow, but a front on Wednesday signals the beginning of an unsettled northwest flow. More fronts follow later in the week and into next weekend. More >>

Southwesterlies to start the week

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 12:01 pm | MetService

This week, a southwest flow brings showers to southern and western areas on Monday and Tuesday. Parts of Southland and Otago will notice very strong cold winds and showers today and tomorrow. MetService has issued a Strong Wind Watch for these areas. More >>

Severe Weather up North eases in time for School Holidays

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 12:14 pm | MetService

A front over the North Island today is set to bring plenty of rain and even snow, MetService has issued Orange Severe Weather Warnings for most of the central and northern areas of the Island in the next few days. The good news is that it’s looking ... More >>

Change is in the air

Monday, 1 July 2019, 12:06 pm | MetService

Winter weather is renowned for wind and rain, but also large blocking high pressures that bring prolonged settled conditions to New Zealand. This week MetService is forecasting both, as an unusually strong high moves away to the east, followed by a blast of ... More >>

A warmer week ahead

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 2:11 pm | MetService

A high-pressure system has affected Aotearoa since Tuesday, leading to clear, calm days and cool nights for much of the country. This system moves to the east this week and directs a warmer northeast flow over New Zealand. More >>

Morning frosts and fine weather continue through to Sunday

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 12:15 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologist Andy Best comments “The ridge of high pressure looks like keeping its hold over much of the country through the weekend, apart from a few showers over Northland in a humid northeast airstream spreading to Auckland on ... More >>

Clear night skies ahead for many places for Matariki rising

Monday, 24 June 2019, 1:35 pm | MetService

An area of low pressure over the upper North Island has brought showers to Auckland and Northland to start this week. MetService is forecasting the low to move north during Tuesday, then away from the country on Wednesday, resulting in the showers ... More >>

North Island trough clears away as a ridge builds

Sunday, 23 June 2019, 2:04 pm | MetService

Towards the end of last week, the broad ridge of high pressure which brought cold nights and frosts over much of Aotearoa began moving eastwards on Thursday. MetService meteorologist Andy Best commented “A complex trough of low pressure over the Tasman ... More >>

High pressure loses its grip

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 2:35 pm | MetService

High pressure that has been responsible for the recent spell of settled, frosty weather is losing its grip on New Zealand today. MetService is forecasting rain to affect parts of the country over the next few days. However, there will be some decent spells ... More >>

Fine and Frosty

Monday, 17 June 2019, 12:43 pm | MetService

Southwesterly winds have dominated the weather regime for the last few days but MetService are forecasting a ridge of high pressure which is set to bring settled weather with widespread frosts on Tuesday. The next rain band isn’t expected to ... More >>

Southwesterlies give way to a settled, but frosty week

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 12:19 pm | MetService

Southwesterlies give way to a settled, but cold and frosty week Northerlies dominated over much of New Zealand this past week, meaning that a lot of areas did not get very cold overnight. The west coast of the South Island received its usual dose of ... More >>

NZ's new role in global Tropical Cyclone preparedness

Friday, 14 June 2019, 11:50 am | MetService

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has named Chris Noble from New Zealand’s MetService as the Chair of the Tropical Cyclone Committee for the South Pacific and South-East Indian Ocean. More >>

Cool southwesterlies dominate the weekend weather

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 1:05 pm | MetService

A cool southwest flow develops over much of the country during the weekend, with Saturday looking showery but improving on Sunday. More >>

Waning Winter Weather for a While

Monday, 10 June 2019, 1:57 pm | MetService

It has been over a week since the start of winter and the arrival of the wintery weather. With this shift, even during cloud free sunny days some parts of the country are only reaching maximum temperatures of 13C, so it is time for us to hunker down ... More >>

Respite From a Tumultuous Start to Winter

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 12:04 pm | MetService

Winter may have opened with a tumultuous week of weather, but the coming seven days offer a brief respite. Since last Monday most main-centres have seen their coldest night of the year with Twizel holding the dubious honour of the coldest, plummeting ... More >>

Showery southwesterly winds to usher in the weekend

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 11:59 am | MetService

The stormy weather that affected parts of northern and central New Zealand during Wednesday has moved away to the east of the country. However, MetService are forecasting only a brief respite from the rain and wind for most places as a front races up the ... More >>

Deep low to move over North Island

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 12:51 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting a deep low to move across the North Island on Wednesday bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the Island, and also the upper South Island. More >>



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