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October 2016 – Westerlies to kick-start October

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:11 pm | MetService

September weather patterns were anything but spring-like. “The typical wild westerlies of spring have been absent during recent weeks,” said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. High pressure camped out over the South Island, with persistent ... More >>

More rain for saturated parts of the North Island

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:17 pm | MetService

It has been a very wet week for eastern parts of the North Island, and more rain is on the way. “A moist northeasterly flow continues to soak areas from Coromandel Peninsula to Hawke’s Bay, and a Severe Weather Warning and Watch remain in force,” ... More >>

Westerlies to return with a vengeance next week

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:59 pm | MetService

After more than a week of east to northeast winds affecting the country, you might be wondering where the normally westerly winds of Spring have gone. More >>

A Weather Traffic Jam in the Tasman

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:48 pm | MetService

A strong high pressure over Australia and another over the ocean to the southeast of New Zealand are causing a traffic jam of weather features in the Tasman Sea. Sandwiched between these two high pressures, the country is covered with wind from the northeast ... More >>

Taking it easterly this Spring

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:35 pm | MetService

This week has seen a generally easterly flow across New Zealand, brought about by persistent high pressure to the southeast of the country, combined with low pressure systems sliding across the North Island. This has brought periods of rain or showers ... More >>

For a sunny weekend, head to the West Coast

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:33 pm | MetService

After an overcast and occasionally rainy week for the main centres, people looking for blue skies this weekend should head to the South Island’s West Coast. More >>

Rain for the North, Largely Settled Elsewhere

Monday, 19 September 2016, 1:50 pm | MetService

For many regions of the country, especially those living on the west coast, this week looks on the settled side. Eastern and southern parts see more cloud, however. After the rain during the weekend, a quieter week weather-wise will be welcome. But ... More >>

Wet, windy and warm start to the weekend

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 1:23 pm | MetService

There will be a period of heavy rain for western and northern parts of the country on Friday andSaturday, with strong to gale northwest winds also expected to affect parts of New Zealand. The winds are expected to bring a warm start to the weekend ... More >>

A change to more spring like weather

Monday, 12 September 2016, 1:34 pm | MetService

The weather over New Zealand will change to a more spring like pattern late this week, as two low pressure systems hit the country in quick succession, bringing strong winds and rain to many areason Friday and the weekend. “These fast moving weather ... More >>

Temperatures rebound after cold snap

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 12:08 pm | MetService

Temperatures across New Zealand are returning to normal this week, after last week’s cold snap. The cold southerly flow that brought gale force winds and snow to low levels late last week has been replaced by a ridge of high pressure this weekend, ... More >>

Settled weather on the horizon as southerly storm eases

Friday, 9 September 2016, 1:18 pm | MetService

A vicious southerly storm that blasted up the country during Wednesday and early Thursday brought with it severe southerly gales, snow to low levels and bitterly cold temperatures. More >>

Significant Cold Outbreak to Blast up the Country

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 12:33 pm | MetService

Although we’re already into the second week of spring, during the next few days it will feel like we’ve plunged back into winter. A cold front will race up the country today and early Thursday, bringing a period of bitterly cold southerly gales ... More >>

Wicked southerly bringing snow and swells from Wednesday

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:45 pm | MetService

While much of the country woke up to windy and showery conditions to start the week, it is Wednesday when things will really deteriorate. Strong southwesterlies over New Zealand are the hangover from a busy weather weekend, but the frontal system ... More >>

From low to snow, with a bit of a blow

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 6:06 pm | MetService

From low to snow, with a bit of a blow A deep low situated west of the South Island is set to track across southern New Zealand tonight, bringing gale force winds and heavy rain to much of the country. The heaviest rain is expected around southern ... More >>

Bye-bye Winter and hello Spring

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 12:24 pm | MetService

September heralds the start of a new season as we bound from winter into spring. MetService Meteorologist Peter Little commented, “It looks like we’re going to have a very typical start to spring this year, with a mixture of fine and wet weather ... More >>

Springing into September

Monday, 29 August 2016, 11:59 am | MetService

Long sunny spells and warm temperatures mark the transition from winter to spring this week. Two weather systems that brought periods of rain on Monday weaken off on Tuesday, and by Wednesday a broad ridge of high pressure takes control of the ... More >>

A sandwich of weather systems to start the week

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:21 am | MetService

New Zealand will be bookended by inclement weather on Sunday and Monday, before a high pressure cell establishes dominance across the country on Tuesday. The high will provide a fittingly calm and mild finish to the winter, but the outlook is for ... More >>

A wet end to the week

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 2:09 pm | MetService

A low pressure system with several fronts is crossing over New Zealand during Thursday andFriday, causing wet weather for many. A Severe Weather Watch is in force for the potential for heavy rain and severe winds for parts of the upper North Island. The ... More >>

Changing weather whips up pollen

Monday, 22 August 2016, 2:49 pm | MetService

Picking your outfit this week will be a challenge, as a collection of conditions looks set to dictate the wardrobes of those treading outdoor catwalks – including those at New Zealand Fashion Week. More >>

Getting wetter through the week

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 5:42 pm | MetService

Sunny, calm and settled weather has prevailed over New Zealand for the last week, but that all changes as we look ahead into the coming days. A series of weather systems roll across the country from the Tasman Sea, bringing wetter and windier conditions ... More >>



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