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Snow showers and frosty mornings

Monday, 30 May 2016, 12:44 pm | MetService

Cold weather is spreading across the country this week to mark the start of the meteorological winter on 1 June. Snow showers and severe frosts are on the cards for parts of the South Island, but things are looking up for the long weekend as ... More >>

Snow showers to welcome winter

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:49 am | MetService

New Zealand got lashed again this week by more stormy weather due to a complex low pressure system swirling over the country. A snow warning for Otago came to fruition leading to road closures at the start of the week. Meanwhile in the North Island, ... More >>

Significant low pressure system to affect NZ this weekend

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 1:44 pm | MetService

New Zealand has had its fair share of unsettled weather in the last two weeks, and yet another active low pressure system will batter the country this weekend. Severe weather, including heavy rain and gales, will affect many parts of the country. “Squally ... More >>

Weather to remain unsettled - 22 May 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:17 am | MetService

It’s been a tumultuous week of weather, with thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow, heavy rain and severe gales affecting the country. Since Monday, thunderstorms have generated over 60,000 lightning strikes in the New Zealand region, around half of those occurring ... More >>

Low pressure brings rain, wind and more for the weekend

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:48 pm | MetService

A weekend of unsettled weather lies ahead as a low pressure system moves up the country bringing periods of heavy rain, strong winds and cooler temperatures. More >>

Autumn is moving into winter

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:48 am | MetService

A sequence of fronts crossing the country is set to bring cooler temperatures to New Zealand, with a dusting of early season snow to the ski fields. Yesterday’s front brought over 31,000 lightning strikes to the New Zealand area, with strikes ... More >>

The start of a wild week

Monday, 16 May 2016, 11:47 am | MetService

A mixed weather week kicks off today with a brace of hazardous and potentially damaging weather conditions across New Zealand. An active front is sweeping up the country, bringing a risk of thunderstorms and heavy rain to Auckland, Wellington and the west ... More >>

Fast tempo weather for the middle of NZ Music Month

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:06 am | MetService

A rapid succession of troughs from the south, marching over New Zealand in perfect 2/4 time give the weather this coming week a distinctly rhythmic feel. Trough days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will bring rain to the west – heavy and thundery ... More >>

MetService News Release

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:08 pm | MetService

While New Zealand has experienced a mild and settled autumn so far, things have begun to change. High pressure that has caused settled weather for the start of autumn has moved away, and a strong westerly flow more typical of autumn has set in. Embedded ... More >>

Huge rain event forecast for the West Coast

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:58 am | MetService

There’s going to be some huge rainfall amounts for the west of the South Island this week. Several weather fronts will be hitting the region over a period of a few days, which means that the prolonged period of rain could generate a massive total ... More >>

More Severe Weather Imminent

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:17 am | MetService

Heavy downpours in the Wellington and Kapiti regions and also Palmerston North caused havocon Thursday, with reports of flooding for many parts of the region. Luckily, the rain was fairly short-lived, allowing the flooding to subside, and leading into ... More >>

A sunny Mother's Day for most

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:08 pm | MetService

Heavy rain affected the Wellington region on Thursday morning, where a Severe Weather Warning had been in place, easing in the afternoon. The front causing the heavy rain moves northwards during Thursday, weakening as it goes. A ridge of high pressure ... More >>

Powerful waves for the west coast of New Zealand

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 4:44 pm | MetService

Storm force winds south of Australia in the last week have generated exceptionally powerful waves which are heading to New Zealand. These large long period waves will arrive on the southwest of the South Island Wednesday evening and then will sweep ... More >>

NZ weather sticking to its stereotypes

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:20 pm | MetService

The weather this week typifies local stereotypes for New Zealand regions; wet on the West Coast, windy in Wellington, dry in the east, and warm in the North. It’s the meteorological equivalent of sticking to what you’re good at. More >>

Unseasonably warm start to May

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:23 am | MetService

We could see one or two May maximum temperature records being broken this week due to a moist northwesterly flow spreading across the country. The whole of New Zealand will benefit from the warmer air, which is coming down from the sub-tropics. “Even ... More >>

Settled weather for the remainder of the school holidays

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:31 pm | MetService

A stubborn ridge of high pressure, which has brought fine weather to much of New Zealand this week, continues to deliver sunshine and mild temperatures to many places for the last few days of the school holidays. By the end of the weekend, the high ... More >>

Cool start to the week followed by ridge of high pressure

Monday, 25 April 2016, 2:19 pm | MetService

The front that affected the country over the weekend has now moved north, leaving behind it a cool southwesterly flow. Coastal areas in the far south saw severe gales with gusts of 120 km/h yesterday. More >>

Dry weather for Dawn Service

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 1:42 pm | MetService

Severe west to southwest gales are forecast to hit coastal parts of Southland, Clutha and Dunedin today. The strongest winds are expected from Bluff to the Otago Peninsula. Gales are likely to become severe for a time from late this afternoon gusting 120km/h. ... More >>

Front bringing weekend rain but improving for ANZAC Day

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:03 pm | MetService

The ridge of high pressure that has brought sunny skies to many parts of the country over the past couple of days is beginning to slip away, as we head towards the weekend. Strong northwesterlies are expected to develop for eastern parts of the South Island ... More >>

High pressure to dominate until the weekend

Monday, 18 April 2016, 1:44 pm | MetService

High pressure will dominate the first week of the school holidays, bringing long periods of sunshine to most places. However, a front is expected to spread over New Zealand next weekend. More >>



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