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MetService: Hot, humid summer thunders on

Monday, 22 January 2018, 11:54 am | MetService

Hot and humid has been the recipe for January 2018 so far, and this week is no different. Warm air from the tropics remains over New Zealand, boosting both temperatures and humidity. More >>

A Sweltering Week But More than a Splash of Rain for Some

Sunday, 21 January 2018, 2:48 pm | MetService

It’s been a warm week for most of New Zealand with a sweltering 35.0C measured at Dunedin airport during Tuesday afternoon - the hottest on record since the station was established in 1972. More >>

MetService: A Taste of the Tropics this weekend

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:02 pm | MetService

High humidity, hot temperatures and periods of prolonged and heavy rain are on the cards for the next few days, as tropical air continues to stream down over New Zealand. The weekend itself is spared the worst of the rain, and Saturday afternoon will see ... More >>

Warm, Wet and a Little Windy

Monday, 15 January 2018, 3:11 pm | MetService

Following on from yesterday’s scorcher and similar temperatures today, Kiwis are going to find temperatures tend a few degrees cooler, back to normal January temperatures thanks to some wet and windy weather. More >>

Low pressure system approaching mid-week

Sunday, 14 January 2018, 1:12 pm | MetService

A low approaching from the Tasman Sea is set to spread rain and strong northerly winds over most of New Zealand from the middle of this week. More >>

Long-awaited rainfall for the upper South Island

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:15 pm | MetService

Long-awaited rainfall for the upper South Island Over the past 36 hours there has been significant rainfall across the northern two-thirds of the South Island, with well over 150mm around Greymouth and the Alps and more to come. “This rain sticks ... More >>

MetService: Rural Monthly Outlook

Monday, 8 January 2018, 4:50 pm | MetService

December 2017 High pressure dominated the weather map during December, and was particularly intense during the first half of the month. Annual dry spell records were smashed at Christchurch and Whanganui, and Westport and Hokitika experienced their longest ... More >>

Warm temperatures return with some rain

Monday, 8 January 2018, 1:48 pm | MetService

Settled conditions are expected for northern New Zealand this week, but there is some rain on the way for the South Island. More >>

MetService: Back to business as usual after summer storm

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 12:43 pm | MetService

The intense summer storm that brought heavy rain, strong winds and coastal inundation to parts of northern and central New Zealand from Thursday to early Saturday now lies well to the south of the Chatham Islands and continues to move away to the southeast ... More >>

Deep low pressure system makes its presence known

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 12:43 pm | MetService

A rapidly-deepening low pressure system in the Tasman Sea northwest of the country is set to move towards the North Island today, before moving over central New Zealand during Friday. This system – the first significant system to affect the country ... More >>

Deepening Low pressure system set to impact country

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 2:54 pm | MetService

A low in the Tasman Sea to the northwest of the country is set to rapidly deepen and move towards the North Island on Thursday, before moving over central NZ during Friday. Weather impacts will be felt right across the North and upper South Island ... More >>

A Turbulent Start to 2018

Monday, 1 January 2018, 4:50 pm | MetService

The far south of New Zealand was the first to see the sun rise in 2018 and it will most likely see the most sunshine this New Year’s Day. More >>

Dangerous Waves for New Year’s Day

Sunday, 31 December 2017, 12:42 pm | MetService

As 2017 ticks to a close most of the weather and wave action will be happening on the western side of the country, and the trend continues into 2018. Large swells are expected to build on Mondayalong the western shoreline, also most of the rain ... More >>

MetService: All go for New Year’s Eve

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 2:29 pm | MetService

All go for New Year’s Eve We may be heading for the last days of 2017 but this year still has a sting in its tail for the eastern North Island. MetService has issued a Severe Weather Warning and Watches for the northern Hawke's Bay and Gisborne regions, ... More >>

A Christmas Stocking of Weather

Sunday, 24 December 2017, 1:10 pm | MetService

Christmas day is a “mixed bag”, to use a cliché in the season of clichés. The ridge of high pressure that has been sitting over the country the past couple of days has produced predominantly dry yet cloudy weather. However, a frontal system ... More >>

Weather for the run up to Christmas

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 2:48 pm | MetService

Weather for the run up to Christmas - Thursday 21 December 2017 MetService News Release Thursday 21 December 2017 More >>

A changeable week ahead

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:28 pm | MetService

A changeable week ahead “Today marks a record for Whanganui,” said MetService meteorologist Andy Best, “As of 9am this morning, Whanganui recorded a 40-day run with less than 1mm recorded each day in the gauge. This beats the previous record ... More >>

Fronts and fine weather in the mix

Sunday, 17 December 2017, 12:40 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure has held sway over New Zealand since early November, and has set the tone for hot and dry weather. In the last week of November conditions were favourable for inland thunderstorms driven by afternoon heating, but these eased ... More >>

Christmas Day forecasts

Friday, 15 December 2017, 3:00 pm | MetService

Initial forecasts for Christmas Day will appear on the MetService website tomorrow (Saturday), offering a first glimpse of the expected weather for festivities around the country. However, MetService meteorologists caution that there’s still some ... More >>

Temperatures on the rise again

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:30 pm | MetService

This week saw some much-needed rain for most of the country, but hot and dry conditions are expected to dominate the forecast again this weekend. The Kaikoura coast got the most rainfall over Tuesday and Wednesday, with a total of 73mm. Timaru saw 34mm, ... More >>



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