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The low departs, but it stays unsettled

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 9:42 pm | MetService

The deep low pressure system crossing the country this weekend has brought another round of rain and wind for many parts of New Zealand. More >>

Some welcome rain and a glimpse of summer

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 1:47 pm | MetService

The South Island and lower North Island saw plenty of severe weather through yesterday and into this morning, as forecast. More >>

'Bomb' Low brings Wind, Rain & Cold

Monday, 16 January 2017, 2:04 pm | MetService

Last weekend New Zealand continued in the southwest weather pattern that has lingered around since December. This means that the South Island west coast got most of the rain at the weekend while parched regions in the north and east hardly saw a drop. More >>

Still Searching for Summer?

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 2:56 pm | MetService

It is hot and dry in the east and north of the North Island, with fire bans and brown paddocks a sign of summer-like weather. Plus the east of The Divide has had a dry start to the year in the South Island. In contrast western facing regions of the ... More >>

Another windy week ahead

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1:22 pm | MetService

Most places are in for more windy days this week, due to a large high north of New Zealand directing a prevailing westerly flow over the country. On Wednesday and Thursday, winds are expected to rise to gale in parts of the South Island and lower North Island ... More >>

More of the same this week as fronts defeat high

Sunday, 8 January 2017, 7:33 pm | MetService

More of the same this week as fronts defeat ridge of high pressure - Sunday 8 January 2017 More >>

Weather while on the Road

Friday, 6 January 2017, 5:09 pm | MetService

"Heavy rain and wild winds are not what you want while packing up the tent and heading home on our roads," comments Meteorologist Lisa Murray, "so many people will be happy to hear we are expecting settled weekend weather." "The ... More >>

A cold start to the year

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 4:14 pm | MetService

December 2016 December saw regular transitions for the country from high pressure systems to troughs from the west. Aside from the west coast of the South Island and the Canterbury Plains (which were wetter than normal) most places saw normal to lower ... More >>

Cold Southerly Blast Today

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 2:57 pm | MetService

A cold southerly blast spreads up the country today, bringing a few thunderstorms and even hail to some areas in the east of the country. More >>

One summery day at least

Monday, 2 January 2017, 1:41 pm | MetService

At least one day of summery weather this week can be expected, as a ridge of high pressure finally makes its way onto New Zealand. But starry skies will bring some chilly overnight temperatures, especially for inland areas. More >>

Unsettled weather in store for first week of 2017

Sunday, 1 January 2017, 1:36 pm | MetService

There was a mixed bag of weather to welcome in 2017 as multiple fronts affected the country this weekend. Wellingtonians battled gale northerlies, with gusts of 140 km/h recorded early this morning. Severe Weather Warnings are in force for severe ... More >>

From sunny to damp to see in 2017

Thursday, 29 December 2016, 2:07 pm | MetService

The next couple of nights are going to be chilly for this time of year, with most of the country falling below 10C tonight and some spots seeing temperatures as low as 5C. Fortunately temperatures return to normal for New Year’s Eve. More >>

3 More Sleeps...

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 3:17 pm | MetService

There is just one more weather front to worry about tomorrow before a high sitting out in the Tasman directs a southwest flow across the country for Christmas. More >>

Dreaming of a dry Christmas

Monday, 19 December 2016, 1:39 pm | MetService

Over the last few weeks the atmospheric ‘Scrooges’ have sent a succession of fronts over New Zealand, with changeable weather as a consequence. There have been a number of fine days sandwiched between spells of rain, wind and cloud - and this ... More >>

Changeable weather for work week & Xmas looking promising

Sunday, 18 December 2016, 7:27 pm | MetService

A a front brought wet weather to the North and South Island in the middle of last week, before a ridge made its presence known, bringing blue skies and sun to most places to kick off the weekend. Today a front affects the South Island, with Severe ... More >>

Weather during the countdown to Christmas

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 3:00 pm | MetService

A front moves up the country today, gradually weakening as it moves north. A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain is in force for the Tararua Range until late afternoon, while a Severe Weather Watch is in place for westerly gales in Wairarapa, southern ... More >>

Where is Summer?

Monday, 12 December 2016, 3:53 pm | MetService

A large high over the north Tasman Sea directs a southwesterly flow over the country to start the week. This southwest flow brings showers and slightly cooler temperatures. More >>

Front on Saturday brings rain to much of the country

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:12 pm | MetService

An active front is set to cross the country during Saturday, bringing a period of rain for most people and the risk of some heavy falls for the west. However, it should be well to the east by early Sundayleaving a strong disturbed southwest flow in its ... More >>

Warm then Wet

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:56 pm | MetService

With the arrival of Summer, temperatures are gradually getting warmer and many places around New Zealand got a glimpse of barbecue weather over the weekend. This little taste of Summer saw Gisborne reach 24.6C on Sunday, and Marsden Point just south ... More >>

Sunny in many places for the first weekend of Summer

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 10:08 pm | MetService

Most people saw some sunshine on the first Saturday of Summer, and many will see more during Sunday. The north and east of the North Island are already basking in sunshine, and cloud over the South Island is clearing up. However, in the southwest ... More >>



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