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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 >>

Westerlies return to New Zealand

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:28 pm | MetService

A familiar pattern will be driving the weather over New Zealand this week, as westerly winds become the mainstay for the next several days. More >>

Cooler Autumnal Mornings

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:44 pm | MetService

It has been noticeably cooler the last few mornings where there has been clear skies and light winds. This has also lead to some fog and low cloud forming in inland valleys and basins. However, the cooler mornings generally give way to warm afternoons and ... More >>

Settled weather to bring relief to the North Island

Monday, 13 March 2017, 12:55 pm | MetService

Relief has finally arrived to those areas of the North Island which have seen flooding rainfalls over the last week. More >>

More rain on the way for northern New Zealand

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 1:23 pm | MetService

A moist northeasterly flow is set to hang around until the end of the weekend, with further bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast to affect the upper North Island. Severe Weather Warnings and Watches remain in force. A slow-moving low over ... More >>

Rainmaker on the way for northern New Zealand

Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:09 pm | MetService

An interesting week ahead for weather enthusiasts as two very different weather systems make an impact on New Zealand. A cold front spreads a cool showery airstream up the South Island overnight Monday and through Tuesday, with many places seeing daytime ... More >>

Change is in the air

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 2:33 pm | MetService

New Zealand has been graced with generally settled weather over the past week, with most places getting several days of sunshine. The exception was a front that made its way up the South Island to end the week, resulting in a temperature drop of around ... More >>

The battle between the Ridge and the Trough

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 2:42 pm | MetService

“Beach goers and barbecue lovers have been enjoying the ridge of high pressure sitting over central New Zealand of late,” said MetService Meteorologist Lisa Murray. “As we head into the weekend the weather map is changing as a trough pattern pushes ... More >>

March 2017 – A drier than usual March for many of us

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 1:31 pm | MetService

February was a month of two halves, with the incumbant westerly winds being replaced mid-month by High pressure over the South Island. This resulted in an abrupt change from wet and windy weather in western regions of both Islands, to sunshine and drier ... More >>

Autumn on the calendar, summer in the skies

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:54 pm | MetService

This week the calendar slides from summer to autumn and the big question is whether the weather will follow the seasons. Summer is characterised by high pressure over central New Zealand, blocking the country from incoming fronts, but the odd afternoon ... More >>

High Pressure Dominates

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 2:42 pm | MetService

For most, the past week has been one which has restored our faith in the ‘Kiwi Summer’ as settled weather graced most of the country. A ridge of high pressure dominated New Zealand, supressing fronts as they moved up the South Island. This ... More >>

Settled weather prevails

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:22 pm | MetService

High pressure is bringing settled weather to much of New Zealand for the end of the week and into this weekend. Many people are already seeing the sunshine today, and any remaining areas of cloud are expected to clear this afternoon, followed by a ... More >>

Cicadas agree: it’s summer

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:08 pm | MetService

“I’m sitting in the MetService office in the Botanic Gardens, Wellington and can hear a chorus of cicadas which is the first time I have noticed them this loud all year,” said MetService Communications Meteorologist Lisa Murray. More >>

Wet for the North, dry for the South

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 10:45 pm | MetService

“For the past couple of days, the country has been stuck in a moist northeast flow caused by a high east of the Chatham Islands that refused to budged said MetService Forecaster Tuporo Marsters.” A trough became slow moving over the North Island ... More >>

Unsettled weekend, and Daisy the cow will be happy.

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 2:32 pm | MetService

Good rainfalls are occurring over the top of the North Island bringing welcome relief to parched areas of Northland and Auckland, especially for farmers and those relying on tank water. Some of the drier areas over the east of the North Island should also ... More >>

Wet and windy start but sunshine returns mid-week

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:28 pm | MetService

After a settled start to the weekend, the weather began to deteriorate yesterday as a front over the Tasman spread warm moist air over central and northern New Zealand. More >>

Rain clears for a mainly fine weekend

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:08 pm | MetService

Rain clears the North Island today after bringing some relief to dry areas, and there’s more sunshine on the way. The trough that brought the rain to the North Island is expected to move away to the northeast of Northland tonight as a ridge ... More >>

Rain for the dry regions

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 2:36 pm | MetService

“The driest regions of the country are finally set to see some useful rain,” said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. “Rain spreads into Hawke's Bay late this afternoon, and into Gisborne overnight. And it looks likely to produce ... More >>

After long awaited fine weekend, more weather on the way

Monday, 6 February 2017, 5:07 pm | MetService

“A ridge of high pressure brought, for the first time in a while, sunny and settled weather to much of the country during the weekend,” explained MetService Meteorologist Ciaran Doolin. “Temperatures touched on 30 degrees in a number of places, with ... More >>



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