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Today a taste of things to come

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 1:40 pm | MetService

A pair of fronts currently over central NZ continue their passage north today, providing a taster of the unsettled spring weather we can expect this weekend. "It's going to be a real smorgasbord of weather this weekend - severe gales, heavy rain and hail ... More >>

Spring westerlies kick in

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 12:49 pm | MetService

"Weather patterns over New Zealand are set to change gear rather sharply as we start October," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "We haven't yet seen the typical westerly gales that start spring - but that's about ... More >>

A change to more spring-like weather

Monday, 28 September 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

After the cold southeast flow that persisted over the country last week,this week sees a change to weather patterns which are more typical of spring. A ridge of high pressure is expected to bring fine weather to most places duringTuesday and Wednesday, ... More >>

Daylight saving marks an increase in ultraviolet rays

Monday, 28 September 2015, 8:46 am | MetService

Considering the weather in eastern parts of the country in the past week,it might be hard to believe that this is the time of year we get an increase in sunshine hours. Nevertheless, daylight savings marks the time of year when sunshine hours and temperatures ... More >>

Better weather to start the school holidays

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 1:03 pm | MetService

A moist easterly flow over the country will bring cloud and a few showers to many this weekend, with more rain in store for Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. However, the west and the south will be dry as a ridge of high pressure starts to build over the ... More >>

A wet week brings relief to farmers

Monday, 21 September 2015, 2:35 pm | MetService

This week may have commuters habitually packing an umbrella, but rain-thirsty farmers on the east coast of both islands will be relieved at the filling of their tanks. More >>

The low that wouldn't go

Monday, 21 September 2015, 9:38 am | MetService

The good news for the week ahead is that temperatures will slowly rise. The bad news is that most parts of the country - particularly the North Island and South Island east coast - will see rain most days. More >>

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (in the east)

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 11:17 am | MetService

A complex trough moving across New Zealand brings a wet weekend, with snow in the hills and buckets of rain for the eastern North Island on Sunday. More >>

Just when you thought Spring was here

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 3:15 pm | MetService

A trough moves over New Zealand today and tomorrow, preceded by warmer moist northerlies and followed by a cold southerly change moving up the South Island tomorrow. Looking ahead to the weekend, a spell of wet and windy weather is expected for the upper ... More >>

A hint of summer

Monday, 14 September 2015, 3:56 pm | MetService

A milder start to the week can be expected in most places as high pressure sits over much of the country today, bringing settled and warmer conditions. This high slides north of the country as a low pressure system and its fronts affect New Zealand's ... More >>

Wild weather followed by a more settled weekend

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 2:59 pm | MetService

Two distinct frontal systems will continue to deliver some wild weather to both islands today. However, there is some light at the end of tunnel as high pressure begins to build over the country throughout the weekend, bringing settled weather. More >>

A period of intense rain for the north

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 12:26 pm | MetService

A front that is currently making its way onto the west of the South Island is expected to move onto the North Island tomorrow (Thursday). Severe Weather Watches associated with this front have been issued for several areas including Northland, Auckland, ... More >>

Settled weather not set to last

Monday, 7 September 2015, 1:26 pm | MetService

Most places experienced cold temperatures this weekend, with snow in the south and in the higher parts of the North Island. Snow was reported in many places across Southland and Otago, with flurries falling to near sea level. Temperatures remained ... More >>

Settled start to the week not set to last

Sunday, 6 September 2015, 8:01 pm | MetService

Some very frosty mornings are expected to start the week after a front swept the country this weekend, leaving cold southerly air in its wake. A ridge is approaching the country on Monday, and will move onto the country on Tuesday, meaning that many ... More >>

Winter's last blast?

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 2:29 pm | MetService

This weekend New Zealand will get what may be one last taste of winter,before a settling ridge of high pressure moves in early next week. Snow, rain, gales and severe frosts are all on the cards as a strong southwest flow sets the country shivering during ... More >>

A cool September in store

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 12:34 pm | MetService

"A cooler than usual September is expected for all regions of the country," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. Since the middle of winter, New Zealand has generally been running colder than normal, due to a higher frequency of southwesterlies ... More >>

A stormy start to spring

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 12:27 pm | MetService

An area of low pressure is forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to the upper and central North Island on Monday and Tuesday. Easterly gales are also expected for many parts of northern and central New Zealand. More >>

Wet weekend - then it gets worse

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 10:11 am | MetService

A wet weekend will be followed by even heavier rain on Monday and Tuesday. MetService is already keeping a close eye on the upper North Island, including Auckland, for potential heavy rain and severe gales. More >>

A Tale of Two Lows

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 12:55 pm | MetService

While most of New Zealand has enjoyed a couple of days of fine weather,thanks to a ridge of high pressure sitting over the country, this is not set to last. A low pressure system is approaching from the Tasman Sea, bringing rain to most places ... More >>

A touch of spring for many

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:56 pm | MetService

This week we'll see the full spectrum of weather across New Zealand (how very spring-like) and there are some warmer temperatures in the forecast too. More >>



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