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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 >>

Northerly winds return

Monday, 23 June 2014, 2:10 pm | MetService

A fine and frosty start for many spots across New Zealand but there's a change afoot heading into the rest of the week. An area of low pressure sliding by the south of the country is set to direct a wet and windy flow across new Zealand. The wettest ... More >>

Wintry blast for the lower South Island

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 12:15 pm | MetService

Heading into the end of the week, New Zealand looks set to see winds arriving from the deep-south, bringing with them a real bite in the air and a drop in temperatures. Although not unusual for this time of year, the combination of cold temperatures, ... More >>

A welcome relaxation in the weather

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 12:40 pm | MetService

It has been a very active weather week, with rain across much of New Zealand and a burst of severe gales with gusts in excess of 130km/h around Auckland in the early hours of Wednesday. More >>

A very wet start to the week

Monday, 9 June 2014, 1:15 pm | MetService

Heavy rain brings a wet start to the week for many parts of New Zealand,most notably the northern parts of both the North and South Islands. This rain will be driven south by an active area of low pressure to the west of the country, and is expected ... More >>

A gradual change over the weekend

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 2:54 pm | MetService

A broad trough over the Tasman Sea, currently affecting Westland, is likely to make very slow progress, so other parts of the country might not experience its effects until Sunday. The last grip of a large area of high pressure is set to remain over ... More >>

A Cold Start to Winter

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:44 pm | MetService

The start of June, and the climatological winter, has seen cold overnight temperatures recorded across many parts of New Zealand. Temaperatures dropped to a chilly -7C at Lake Pukaki in the Mackenzie District of Southern Canterbury during the early ... More >>

Jack Frost still lurking for Queens Birthday weekend

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 1:43 pm | MetService

After a chilly and frosty start to the week, a front is moving over New Zealand bringing strong northwesterlies, rain for many and snow above 500m for some places in the South Island. "The good news is as we head into Queen's Birthday weekend, conditions ... More >>

Who left the freezer door ajar?

Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:52 am | MetService

The cold outbreak over the weekend was felt by most over the South Island and continues to move north over the next day or so. "Snow was reported to low levels in the far south, and the accompanying blustery southerly winds made for a very cold night ... More >>

Dig out that jumper

Friday, 23 May 2014, 1:28 pm | MetService

Cold weather, expected to bring snow, is waiting patiently in the wings for New Zealand giving a distinctly wintry feel to the weather by the end ofSunday. "It's a weekend chock-full of weather" MetService Meteorologist John Law commented. "There are Severe ... More >>

A taste of winter

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 1:26 pm | MetService

After a cooler Thursday, more unsettled weather is due by Friday. A vigorous cold front, moving northwards across the South Island, will bring heavy, thundery rain about and to the west of the Southern Alps. Ahead of the front, blustery northwesters ... More >>

Warm for some and wet for others

Monday, 19 May 2014, 1:08 pm | MetService

The weekend was a reminder of summer for many, with plenty of clear blue sky and sunshine, albeit with a distinctly autumnal chill in the air first thing. This week starts with the remains of the weekend's high pressure still firmly in place. But ... More >>



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