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Warmer for all to start the week

Monday, 23 November 2015, 4:32 pm | MetService

The start of the working week has seen fine weather conditions across much of New Zealand, but a front brings a sustained period of rain to western parts of the South Island on Monday and Tuesday. MetService has issued a Severe Weather Warning and ... More >>

Changeable weather ahead

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 2:31 pm | MetService

The outlook for the weekend and the week ahead has a distinct spring-like feel, with the country sitting in a prevailing westerly flow as a number of fronts sweep through. More >>

Cool temperatures to start week then wet weather follows

Monday, 16 November 2015, 1:15 pm | MetService

A low-pressure system which affected the North Island over the weekend will move slowly east of the country today. A Severe Weather Watch for heavy rain is still in place for Northland, eastern Bay of Plenty, also Waikato down to Taranaki and ... More >>

A changeable week ahead

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:00 am | MetService

The band of rain over the North Island today will be slow to move off to the northeast of the country tomorrow. There is a possibility that rainfall amounts will exceed short-term warning criteria in some areas, so a Severe Weather Watch is in place ... More >>

A wet Sunday across much of the country

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 1:59 pm | MetService

A cool southerly flow peppered much of New Zealand with showers today,especially eastern areas and the far south. The southerly flow eases during Friday and the showers clear as a high moves onto the country from the Tasman Sea. "As skies clear ... More >>

A cooler end to the week

Monday, 9 November 2015, 9:26 am | MetService

Rain was delivered to the West Coast of the South Island today as a front travelled north, with showers spreading east of the Alps. Elsewhere it was a mostly fine day, although it turned cloudy in the southwest of the North Island. More >>

Dry weather for most during Guy Fawkes celebrations

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 1:30 pm | MetService

Remember, remember the fifth of November... many people will be wondering what the weather will be like for Guy Fawkes fireworks tonight. For most people, the answer is dry, with not much wind! More >>

Rain wind and snow this week

Monday, 2 November 2015, 2:29 pm | MetService

As a ridge of high pressure drifts eastwards, a deep trough will bring a period of rain and gales to many places this week, followed by a brief cold outbreak with snow to unseasonably low levels. More >>

MetService Weather Release

Sunday, 1 November 2015, 1:24 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure brought settled weather to much of the country this weekend, the main exception being parts of Southland and coastal Otago that had to endure blustery southwesterly winds and showers on Saturday. As the ridge drifts eastwards ... More >>

MetService highlights road weather innovations

Friday, 30 October 2015, 2:16 pm | MetService

MetService will exhibit and conduct a workshop at the NZTA NZIHT 16th Annual Conference being held 1-3 November 2015 in the Bay of Islands. More >>

Halloween weather not to be scared about

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 1:48 pm | MetService

The rain and grey skies that have shrouded the country like a Halloween bed sheet are set to clear on Friday, setting the scene for a sunny weekend. More >>

November 2015 - Looking shifty

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 4:13 pm | MetService

"Weather patterns in November are likely to be quite shifty," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "We see a change to frequent Lows over the country next week. This means many places see a relatively warm and wet start to ... More >>

A cold end to the week

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 2:59 pm | MetService

A front which moved over the South Island today will become slow moving and weaken over central New Zealand on Wednesday. However, a low is forecast to move across the North Island on Thursday, bringing colder south to southwest winds over the whole ... More >>

Cold snap on the way

Monday, 26 October 2015, 11:49 am | MetService

Although the remainder of Labour Weekend is looking settled for most of New Zealand, a front is set to move onto the far south Monday evening, then cross the remainder of the South Island Tuesday morning. The front will bring a period of rain and is ... More >>

A stationary front for a statutory holiday

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 2:15 pm | MetService

Pick your camping spots carefully and take care while driving, as this long weekend starts off wet for many areas. A band of heavy rain is set to stall over the central and upper North Island from Friday through to Sunday morning, with an improving trend ... More >>

Midweek Gales and Rain

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 2:37 pm | MetService

A front is expected to cross the South Island on Wednesday and Thursday,with heavy rain in the west. The heaviest falls are expected about Fiordland and the ranges of Westland, where 150 to 250mm could accumulate over a 24 hour period. Spillover ... More >>

Twitter is latest tool for weather safety in NZ

Monday, 19 October 2015, 1:27 pm | MetService

MetService announced today the launch of its automated Severe Weather information service on Twitter, to complement the weather safety information available on its websites, apps and email services. More >>

Wild winds leave a cool wake

Monday, 19 October 2015, 9:50 am | MetService

Gale force winds were recorded in many parts of the country today with reports of roofs blowing loose in Christchurch and someone getting their power line taken out by a flying trampoline. "Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill ... More >>

Very little rain relief for dry eastern areas

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 2:26 pm | MetService

The lack of rain in eastern areas so far this October is set to continue this weekend. Many eastern places are tracking well below their average rainfall for October, due to the high frequency of westerlies over New Zealand in the last two weeks. "Christchurch ... More >>

Tropical Cyclone activity expected to be above average

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 3:00 pm | MetService

The weather in the tropical Southwest Pacific is becoming more active as we get closer to the formal start of the tropical cyclone season on 1st November. With a strong El Nino in effect, cyclone activity is expected to be above normal this season, spreading ... More >>



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