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A wet end to winter for northern New Zealand

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:17 pm | MetService

A large, slow-moving high that has been responsible for several days of settled weather over much of the country this week is feeling the squeeze from a low pressure system approaching from the Tasman Sea. "Though this high has been one of the ... More >>

Looking ahead into September

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:38 am | MetService

"Southwesterlies prevailed over New Zealand during August" says MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "Below average temperatures were generally observed across the country, with the exception of a handful of warm days to start ... More >>

Images from Far North rain radar now live online

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:02 pm | MetService

From around 3pm today, images from the latest of MetService’s weather radars can be viewed live on its websites, and . More >>

Weekend right for a good kick off

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:29 pm | MetService

The low pressure system that brought rain to the North Island and top of the South Island over the last couple of days is moving away to the east today, leaving a cool southerly flow in its wake. "This should mean a fine weekend for many places, ... More >>

Rain for many but heading to a cold finish

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:00 pm | MetService

After a fine weekend and a frosty start to the week, a low from the Tasman Sea is set to bring a decent amount of rain and warmer northerly winds across much of the North Island and upper South Island late Tuesday and throughWednesday. "MetService ... More >>

Brighter for the weekend

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:36 pm | MetService

The cold southwest flow dominates the situation heading into the weekend,with a windy and unsettled few days expected across many parts of New Zealand. However, a high waits in the wings out in the Tasman Sea, and arrives over the weekend ensuring some ... More >>

Turbulent northwesterlies then cold southwesterlies

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:22 pm | MetService

"It's an unsettled start to the week for many as a broad trough of low pressure with multiple embedded fronts, advances over the country from the south," commented MetService meteorologist Liz Walsh. Heavy rain in Fiordland and the ranges of Westland ... More >>

A vicious bite of winter

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 1:13 pm | MetService

Gale force winds and gusts in excess of 100km/h have already been recorded across many parts of the lower South Island on Thursday, and MetService meteorologists are warning of further strong winds still to come for inland parts of Canterbury, and ... More >>

Winter's still around

Monday, 4 August 2014, 1:30 pm | MetService

June and July were very mild months, both experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures, thanks to the persistence of a northwest flow across New Zealand. The start of August has continued in a similar vein, with temperatures in Christchurch climbing to 22C ... More >>

The weekend isn't pretty

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:19 pm | MetService

Gales and heavy rain are likely to feature regularly in the forecast over the next few days, with a persistent northwest flow continuing to bring wet weather to the west, and windy conditions in the east. MetService have issued updated Severe Weather ... More >>

Warming up a little this week

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:42 pm | MetService

After last week's cold temperatures, this coming week looks to be dominated by warmer northwest winds. Daytime temperatures in some eastern areas will push into the high teens and could even surpass 20 degrees in Napier and Hastings. This is quite a change ... More >>

A welcome break ahead

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:56 pm | MetService

Many places will experience a brief break from the stubborn cold southwesterly flow on Thursday, except around Northland and Auckland where southwesterlies and showers, with small hail will continue. "Light winds and generally fine conditions are ... More >>

A bitterly cold week with some snow

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:12 pm | MetService

An Antarctic southerly flow of air spills over New Zealand, and is expected to remain firmly in place through the rest of the week. The nature of this air moving across Aotearoa means there will be some frigid days and very chilly nights. Wintry showers ... More >>

Winter to tighten its grip

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 2:21 pm | MetService

The cold southerly flow, which has chilled the country for the last few days, bringing clear skies for many western areas, but exposing eastern areas to rather volatile shower activity, weakens today as a narrow ridge of high pressure spreads over the ... More >>

Relief for the Far North

Monday, 14 July 2014, 1:39 pm | MetService

The persistent heavy rain and wind, which scourged the Far North for much of last week, has subsided and a more settled, if colder, week is in store for northern New Zealand. For others, a cool and at times showery southerly flow covers the country. More >>

Wet weather continues and a cooler change arrives

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 12:50 pm | MetService

It has been a windy and wet week across Northland and parts of Auckland. Although these conditions are set to ease for a time, another spell of wet and windy weather is on the cards for Friday night and the start of the weekend. More >>

Northern Exposure to wind and rain

Monday, 7 July 2014, 2:20 pm | MetService

It's a fine start to the week for most , except for those north of the Bombay Hills, and this setup is likely to continue for the first half of the week as a low approaching Northland brings rain and strong winds from Auckland northwards. The wind and rain ... More >>

More frosty nights to come

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 1:18 pm | MetService

The switch between June to July has been a cold one with the air over the country arriving from the deep and much colder southern latitudes. More >>

Polar blast on the way

Monday, 30 June 2014, 1:31 pm | MetService

A change in wind direction this week is expected to blast cold air across New Zealand, as cold southerly winds send temperatures tumbling and bring snow to low levels. More >>

Clear Skies for Matariki

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 3:15 pm | MetService

After heavy rain and strong winds for much of this week, especially those in northern and western parts of the country, we are heading into a much improved, albeit cooler, situation for the weekend. A showery westerly flow over New Zealand today and tomorrow ... More >>



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