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Return of the Northerlies

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 12:36 pm | MetService

This weekend is set to be the perfect chance to get some of those much-needed outdoor chores done ahead a more tempestuous coming week. More >>

MetService are forecasting a mild Autumn week of weather

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:25 pm | MetService

MetService Meteorologist Tui McInnes sums it up: “Not much wind, mostly dry but with cloud for many areas. A blocking high has built up over our region of the globe which is helping to keep things calm and steady.” More >>

Strong southwest winds give way to high pressure this week

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 11:52 am | MetService

Strong, cool west to southwest winds have covered the country the last few days, bringing a return to a more Autumn weather pattern. More >>

More of the same weather pattern

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:06 pm | MetService

A west to southwest wind flow with embedded fronts continues to affect much of the country through to the beginning of next week, bringing further pulses of strong or gale force winds to parts of southern and central New Zealand. More >>

Changes to the official Severe Weather Warnings

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 1:47 pm | MetService

From 21 May, MetService is introducing a new level of warning reserved for the most extreme weather events, as well as new colours and graphics, to more clearly signify the type of alert in place. More >>

Southwest Winds Bring Wind Chill and Large Swell

Monday, 13 May 2019, 2:00 pm | MetService

The weather is slowly improving, after a stormy start to the week. The cold front that brought rain and strong northerly winds on Sunday, is followed by strong southwesterly winds over the country today (Monday). More >>

A cooler and windier week ahead

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 12:03 pm | MetService

A low from the Tasman Sea is forecast to move over New Zealand later today and early Monday bringing strong winds and rain to many places. The latest severe weather warnings and watches associated with this low can be found here ... More >>

Ridge gives way as strong front expected on Mother's Day

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 12:28 pm | MetService

The last week has been dominated by above average temperatures and settled weather. Kiwis have forgotten that Winter is coming but we are about to be reminded as Autumn returns to normal, with a series of fronts in the next few days. More >>

High pressure gradually loses grip on New Zealand

Monday, 6 May 2019, 1:25 pm | MetService

High pressure dominates New Zealand’s weather early this week. However, the high drifts eastwards later in the week allowing a couple of fronts to move over the country. More >>

Calm, Clear but Cloudy

Sunday, 5 May 2019, 12:45 pm | MetService

In the midst of calm and clear weather under a high currently bloating over the country, fog formed over Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island) this weekend. While an indication of a fine day in store, this wasn’t before travel disruptions impacted many. More >>

Mainly settled weather and above average temperatures

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 12:48 pm | MetService

As a ridge of high pressure continues to dominate New Zealand’s weather for the coming days, MetService is forecasting mainly settled weather with warmer temperatures in store for the country from Saturday. More >>

Severe weather starts the week, but ends on a high

Monday, 29 April 2019, 12:13 pm | MetService

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds is not the most pleasing way to start the working week, but MetService says the rest of the week promises fine weather. More >>

Cold Front Déjà Vu But Colder Stronger Winds

Sunday, 28 April 2019, 12:51 pm | MetService

The weather this weekend has similarities with a party mix lolly bag... There was a bit of everything! More >>

Typical Autumn weather set for the weekend

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 5:28 pm | MetService

A mature low that has been causing a lot of the North Island weather the last few days is moving off to the east as it gives way to a more typical Autumn weather pattern. MetService is forecasting westerlies with a few fronts embedded in them for New Zealand ... More >>

A wet Monday for most, but improving into the short week

Monday, 22 April 2019, 12:40 pm | MetService

As the long weekend draws to an end, a front moving slowly eastwards across the North Island will bring rain to much of central and northern New Zealand, with the heaviest falls expected in Eastern Bay of Plenty and the Gisborne Ranges where a Heavy Rain ... More >>

Indoor Weather for Some as Easter Weekend Ends

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 1:54 pm | MetService

With a front and low pressure duo set to bring at least a period of rain to much of the country today or Monday the dry weather which lasted much of the week may seem like a distant memory. More >>

Wet weather travels north over Easter weekend

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12:17 pm | MetService

A ridge of high-pressure which has been dominating Aotearoa this week is set to give way to a front this Easter weekend. More >>

Fine weather to start the school holidays

Monday, 15 April 2019, 2:21 pm | MetService

High pressure is the theme for the first week of the school holidays, and the lead up to Easter. This means that weather will be generally settled for most places. Much of the country is already seeing sunshine on Monday, though cloud and the odd ... More >>

MetService: It’s all about the High

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 11:57 am | MetService

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, quoting John Keats poem - To Autumn, the past few days had a real autumnal feel to them. High pressure took a hold over much of the country and brought crisp, cool mornings over much of Aotearoa. Frosts ... More >>

Active front followed by a cool change

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 12:25 pm | MetService

A front that dropped around 200mm of rain on the ranges of South Westland during Wednesday and caused the temporary closure of State Highway 6 between Makarora and Haast, is now making its way across central and northern New Zealand. Although the ... More >>



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