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Fine weather to relinquish its brief hold over the country

Monday, 24 April 2017, 1:57 pm | MetService

This week, a ridge that has been sitting over central New Zealand moves north and eventually gives way to an active front pushing in from the west. The weather remains on the quiet side until the end of the week, when changeable weather muscles in. ... More >>

A Showery Start to a Fine Week - 23 April 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 6:36 pm | MetService

Now that the country has been sitting under a ridge of high pressure and enjoying settled weather for the past few days, you could be forgiven for forgetting the showery start to the week. On Monday, the North Island saw heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms ... More >>

High Pressure Settles in for the Weekend

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:11 pm | MetService

Any remaining showers in the current southwest flow will ease tomorrow as a ridge of high pressure builds from the west. However, Northland continues to hang onto showers. More >>

A more settled week weather wise

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:18 pm | MetService

This week will see New Zealand return to a much more benign weather pattern than we have encountered for some time, as the clean-up from Cyclone Cook continues. More >>

Back to "Normal" Autumn Weather Pattern

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 3:18 pm | MetService

Back to "Normal" Autumn Weather Pattern In the wake of last week, the weather looking ahead is a lot closer to “normal” for New Zealand autumn. A low to the west of Taranaki is expected to track east tomorrow, bringing showers and possible ... More >>

Round up of this week’s weather

Friday, 14 April 2017, 7:41 pm | MetService

This week we were visited by a low from the Tasman Sea closely followed by Cyclone Cook from the Tropics, bring rain and wind to already saturated regions of New Zealand. More >>

Following the movemet of Cyclone Cook

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 2:05 pm | MetService

Cyclone Cook has arrived in New Zealand coastal waters this morning and MetService is following its movement very closely. Widespread rain continues over large parts of the country, although the heaviest and most significant falls remain closely wrapped ... More >>

Batten Down the Hatches for Cyclone Cook

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:11 am | MetService

MetService is advising New Zealanders to prepare for Cyclone Cook which is expected to make landfall in an area from Coromandel Peninsula to Western Bay of Plenty around 6pm Thursday, travelling south through the North Island and is expected to track ... More >>

Here comes the rain again

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 1:11 pm | MetService

For the second week in a row, heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and large swells are set to affect much of New Zealand. This time round, the northeasterly flow ahead of a Low in the Tasman Sea is dragging a lot of humid, sub-tropical air down across ... More >>

More rain for already sodden places

Monday, 10 April 2017, 12:50 pm | MetService

While the week has been off to a settled start, change is on the way, with rain expected to affect many parts of New Zealand mid-week. A Severe Weather Watch has already been issued for the west of the South Island and parts of the North Island, including ... More >>

Significant rainfall likely for some later this week

Sunday, 9 April 2017, 2:47 pm | MetService

Significant rainfall likely for some later this week This weekend, sunny and dry weather prevailed in many regions that were recently affected by flooding. An area of high pressure to the east of New Zealand maintains generally settled weather to ... More >>

The weather focus for the week ahead

Friday, 7 April 2017, 6:32 pm | MetService

After this week’s deluge over many parts of the country, severe weather is on many people’s minds more than usual. With stories already circulating about more heavy rain and a tropical cyclone, MetService is keen to reassure New Zealanders ... More >>

The end of the rain is in sight

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 2:38 pm | MetService

Since the beginning of the week, historic amounts of rain have fallen across much of the country. Whakatane recorded more than two months' worth of rain over a two day period, the third-highest 2-day total since records began in 1974, and major ... More >>

Warnings and Watches Galore - Monday 3 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 9:13 am | MetService

A big weather week is just getting started as a deepening low moves out of the northern Tasman Sea and muscles its way across the country. Severe Weather Warnings and Watches have been issued, and there will be many more updates to follow. More >>

High Impact Rain Event This Week

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 11:55 am | MetService

A deepening low is going to move over New Zealand mid-week, containing loads of tropical moisture left over from the remnants of Cyclone Debbie. Heavy rain and strong winds are expected in many areas, especially from Tuesday to Thursday. More >>

A respite before northerlies and rain return

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 1:09 pm | MetService

A respite before northerlies and rain return The fog may have lifted and the heavy rain eased, but moist northerlies are poised to return by early next week after a ridge of high pressure brings a period of settled weather to our shores. On Wednesday, ... More >>

Warmer temperatures on the way

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:18 pm | MetService

MetService forecasters are watching a complex low pressure system over the country, which has been delivering significant rainfall to the upper North Island. The low is expected to move southeast and away from the North Island by Wednesday, as a welcome ... More >>

A Soupy Start to Autumn

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:00 am | MetService

The past Monday marked the Autumn Equinox, where the length of our day shortens by a greater amount than any other day of the year. Early morning risers may have noticed recently sunrises rapidly becoming later, ushering on that Autumn feel with ... More >>

Some rain this weekend but not a washout

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:20 pm | MetService

Most places can expect some rain this weekend but there will be dry spells in the mix too. An approaching low is forecast to become slow moving west of the North Island, dragging several bands of moisture over the country, but no region is likely to see ... More >>

A mixed bag of weather for the Equinox

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:53 pm | MetService

The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 11:28pm tonight, which means that days and nights are approximately 12 hours each in length, though days are getting shorter very quickly. The weather for the Equinox is a bit of a mixed bag, with a westerly flow sitting ... More >>



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