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Changeable weather returns this week

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1:18 pm | MetService

Several weather systems move eastwards over New Zealand this week, bringing changeable weather after most places experienced a dry Labour Weekend. Periods of rain or showers are likely to affect most places during Tuesday and Wednesday as a low pressure system ... More >>

Rain gets back to work after a sunny Labour Weekend

Monday, 24 October 2016, 9:49 pm | MetService

Labour weekend can often be a mixed bag, but in 2016 most of New Zealand struck it lucky with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Several towns on both islands topped twenty degrees, with Alexandra and Dunedin hitting 21 degrees on Saturday ... More >>

A spell of dry weather for Labour Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:45 pm | MetService

A spell of dry weather is on the cards for nearly everyone this Labour Weekend. Rain or showers affecting parts of the country today, should clear the South Island on Friday and most of the North Island on Saturday. However, the weather is likely ... More >>

Week of typical spring weather ahead

Monday, 17 October 2016, 1:40 pm | MetService

Spring snow flurries and hailstorms affected parts of New Zealand towards the end of last week, leading to a chilly start to the weekend. As the weekend progressed, the weather settled and temperatures recovered. More >>

Spring in full swing

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 8:55 pm | MetService

Spring snow flurries and hailstorms impacted New Zealand towards the end of last week, and that led into a fairly chilly start to the weekend. As the weekend has gone on, the weather has settled and the temperatures have returned to typical spring ... More >>

Tropical Cyclone activity expected to be average this season

Friday, 14 October 2016, 1:05 pm | MetService

Tropical Cyclone activity expected to be average this season The Southwest Pacific tropical cyclone season formally starts on the 1st of November, with an average number of named cyclones expected in the upcoming 2016/2017 season under the influence of ... More >>

Weather brightening up for the weekend

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 1:27 pm | MetService

A front is moving on to the south of the country today, bringing rain to the west and south of the South Island, and lowering snow levels down to about 500 metres overnight tonight. While other parts of the country will be mostly dry today, the ... More >>

A weather smorgasbord this week

Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:21 pm | MetService

The front that moved up the country over the weekend is lingering over the upper North Island today, bringing scattered rain or showers to those north of Tauranga. Further south, a ridge of high pressure is bringing a settled start to the week for ... More >>

Changeable spring weather continues

Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:51 am | MetService

A front has been making its way up the country this weekend, bringing a period of rain to most people as it moved over. While some places did experience heavy rain with this front, it was only brief. Inglewood in Taranaki received 11 mm of rain ... More >>

The end of the school holidays, but not of the wild weather

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 1:32 pm | MetService

As the school holidays draw to a close, the wild spring weather is showing no sign of easing. Spring weather is characterised by strong westerly winds and fast moving fronts racing across New Zealand, bringing short, sharp bursts of showers peppered ... More >>

Strong winds and squally thunderstorms in the forecast

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 1:17 pm | MetService

Parts of New Zealand are set to experience thunder and lightning over the coming days, with the highest risk being the central and upper North Island on Thursday and early Friday. New Plymouth and Hamilton may get an unwelcome wakeup call on Thursday ... More >>

Road weather innovations at ITS World Congress 2016

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 4:26 pm | MetService

The impact of weather events on road users and transport agencies is a major focus for MetraWeather, the global commercial arm of MetService, New Zealand’s National Meteorological Service. More >>

A Volatile Spring Week in Store

Monday, 3 October 2016, 1:36 pm | MetService

Over the weekend, an active band of rain crossed the country bringing short bursts of heavy rain and thunderstorms to many. “Though many northern areas received only 10 to 30mm of rain, there were a number of intense and localised heavy falls,” ... More >>

Spring Weather Comes into Play

Sunday, 2 October 2016, 10:50 pm | MetService

An active front passed over the North Island this morning. Thunderstorms affected Northland and Auckland causing power outages. The already saturated conditions in most northern parts of the country have led to localised flooding and slips when ... More >>

October 2016 – Westerlies to kick-start October

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:11 pm | MetService

September weather patterns were anything but spring-like. “The typical wild westerlies of spring have been absent during recent weeks,” said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. High pressure camped out over the South Island, with persistent ... More >>

More rain for saturated parts of the North Island

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:17 pm | MetService

It has been a very wet week for eastern parts of the North Island, and more rain is on the way. “A moist northeasterly flow continues to soak areas from Coromandel Peninsula to Hawke’s Bay, and a Severe Weather Warning and Watch remain in force,” ... More >>

Westerlies to return with a vengeance next week

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:59 pm | MetService

After more than a week of east to northeast winds affecting the country, you might be wondering where the normally westerly winds of Spring have gone. More >>

A Weather Traffic Jam in the Tasman

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:48 pm | MetService

A strong high pressure over Australia and another over the ocean to the southeast of New Zealand are causing a traffic jam of weather features in the Tasman Sea. Sandwiched between these two high pressures, the country is covered with wind from the northeast ... More >>

Taking it easterly this Spring

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:35 pm | MetService

This week has seen a generally easterly flow across New Zealand, brought about by persistent high pressure to the southeast of the country, combined with low pressure systems sliding across the North Island. This has brought periods of rain or showers ... More >>

For a sunny weekend, head to the West Coast

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:33 pm | MetService

After an overcast and occasionally rainy week for the main centres, people looking for blue skies this weekend should head to the South Island’s West Coast. More >>



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