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Triple act performance from Tasman Sea lows

Monday, 27 June 2016, 1:01 pm | MetService

In the North Island today, most people will see rain or showers as a low pressure system moves across the centre of the Island. Showers will gradually clear on Tuesday, but this is not the last of the wet weather – another low is waiting in the wings ... More >>

As one low departs, another arrives

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:19 am | MetService

A low pressure system will continue to bring wet weather to many places until Tuesday, when the low finally moves away to the east of New Zealand. However, another significant low makes its way onto the North Island during Wednesday. More >>

Fine end to work week before a weekend of wet weather

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 12:52 pm | MetService

A number of areas experienced heavy rain with the passage of a front yesterday – especially over the upper North Island last evening when some parts of Auckland and even Tauranga recorded 20mm or more in one hour resulting in surface flooding in ... More >>

Mild temperatures, but wet weather on the way for many

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:57 am | MetService

Tonight will be the longest night of the year in New Zealand, and Tuesday will be the shortest day with the Winter Solstice occurring at 10:34 am. Despite the low sunshine hours, temperatures are still above average for June, and this trend continues ... More >>

Rain and mild temperatures on the way for many

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:18 am | MetService

A cold front brought patchy rain or showers to the South Island overnight Saturday and into today as it moved northwards, and will move up the lower North Island this afternoon and evening, bringing a few showers as it goes. A warm front is expected ... More >>

A tale of two Islands this weekend

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 12:25 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure drapes over the North Island this weekend, while a front affects the South Island. A low pressure system deepens in the Tasman Sea over the weekend, before pushing the ridge off to the east on Monday and spreading a front ... More >>

Settled weather with a mid-week change

Monday, 13 June 2016, 12:24 pm | MetService

The cold front that moved up the country over the weekend has now moved to the north of New Zealand, allowing a ridge of high pressure to take its place. This will bring sunny skies to many, though there will still be some patchy cloud for western areas, ... More >>

Wet, warm and windy, now winter - 12 June 2016

Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:38 am | MetService

A week of persistent north to northwest winds brought heavy rain to western parts of the country, and extremely warm temperatures for this time of year, especially to eastern areas. However, winter returns as cooler southerlies sweep up the country ... More >>

Rain, Wind, Snow and Sunshine

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 1:02 pm | MetService

The weather over New Zealand is likely to be changeable through until Monday. An intense high, which brought frosty mornings and fine weather to most places during the last week, has departed to the east of the country. This is allowing several ... More >>

Bye-bye High hello Low

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 11:47 am | MetService

The area of high pressure that has been bringing frosty mornings and sunny days to the majority of New Zealand is moving away to the east of the country today and Wednesday. The next lot of weather in store for the country is going to be warmer but wetter ... More >>

Fresh and frosty for the Queen’s Birthday

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 12:03 pm | MetService

Crisp blue skies and frosty calm conditions prevail for the long weekend as a winter ridge sidles over New Zealand. Overnight temperatures for many towns and cities will plummet below zero. Although the coldest temperatures are expected around Central ... More >>

Buckle in for winter

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 10:44 am | MetService

May 2016 It was an extremely mild May across the country, due to the combination of frequent northwesterlies and warmer than usual seas around the country. The first half of the month was exceptionally warm, and even with the wintry end to the month, ... More >>

Snow showers and frosty mornings

Monday, 30 May 2016, 12:44 pm | MetService

Cold weather is spreading across the country this week to mark the start of the meteorological winter on 1 June. Snow showers and severe frosts are on the cards for parts of the South Island, but things are looking up for the long weekend as ... More >>

Snow showers to welcome winter

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:49 am | MetService

New Zealand got lashed again this week by more stormy weather due to a complex low pressure system swirling over the country. A snow warning for Otago came to fruition leading to road closures at the start of the week. Meanwhile in the North Island, ... More >>

Significant low pressure system to affect NZ this weekend

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 1:44 pm | MetService

New Zealand has had its fair share of unsettled weather in the last two weeks, and yet another active low pressure system will batter the country this weekend. Severe weather, including heavy rain and gales, will affect many parts of the country. “Squally ... More >>

Weather to remain unsettled - 22 May 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:17 am | MetService

It’s been a tumultuous week of weather, with thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow, heavy rain and severe gales affecting the country. Since Monday, thunderstorms have generated over 60,000 lightning strikes in the New Zealand region, around half of those occurring ... More >>

Low pressure brings rain, wind and more for the weekend

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:48 pm | MetService

A weekend of unsettled weather lies ahead as a low pressure system moves up the country bringing periods of heavy rain, strong winds and cooler temperatures. More >>

Autumn is moving into winter

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:48 am | MetService

A sequence of fronts crossing the country is set to bring cooler temperatures to New Zealand, with a dusting of early season snow to the ski fields. Yesterday’s front brought over 31,000 lightning strikes to the New Zealand area, with strikes ... More >>

The start of a wild week

Monday, 16 May 2016, 11:47 am | MetService

A mixed weather week kicks off today with a brace of hazardous and potentially damaging weather conditions across New Zealand. An active front is sweeping up the country, bringing a risk of thunderstorms and heavy rain to Auckland, Wellington and the west ... More >>

Fast tempo weather for the middle of NZ Music Month

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:06 am | MetService

A rapid succession of troughs from the south, marching over New Zealand in perfect 2/4 time give the weather this coming week a distinctly rhythmic feel. Trough days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will bring rain to the west – heavy and thundery ... More >>



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