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A Changeable Week in Weather Ends on a High

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:31 pm | MetService

“The changeable weather experienced by many this week is likely to continue into this weekend” April Clark MetService meteorologist said. More >>

Wet Week Ahead for the West of the South Island

Monday, 16 April 2018, 1:53 pm | MetService

The heavy rain and thunderstorms seen over the west coast of the South Island this morning with an active front is a signal of things to come for the rest of the week. While the rest of the country also received a dose of rain with this front (localised ... More >>

Dynamic Weather Ahead

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 12:40 pm | MetService

Wind, rain, thunder, hail, snow… We had it all last week. In the country infamous for four seasons in one day, last week was a significant one weather wise, the effects of which were experienced across the entire country. More >>

Changeable weather continues to pack punches

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:57 pm | MetService

Autumn means fast moving weather systems, with a sprinkling of snow, gales, heavy rain and thunderstorms. A series of fronts continue to affect New Zealand, with another fast-moving system racing up the country on Thursday, followed by a brief ridge before ... More >>

First Snowfall Warnings of 2018 Continued

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 6:41 pm | MetService

A complex low pressure system is set to cross central New Zealand during this evening, and behind it persistent heavy rain/snow and severe gales are expected to ease by the early hours of Wednesday morning. More >>

No One Escapes the Cold Blast

Monday, 9 April 2018, 2:21 pm | MetService

A complex low about to cross central New Zealand will spare no one from the cold air it will drag up from the Southern Ocean. More >>

MetService: Early Winter Storm

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 1:28 pm | MetService

Severe Weather Watches and Warnings have been issued for the start of the working week. A low pressure system approaching from the Tasman Sea, and a strong cold front approaching from the Southern Ocean are expected to come together to bring heavy ... More >>

Fine weekend for most but cold start to next week

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 12:39 pm | MetService

As the short working week comes to an end, the weather brings more good news for everyone. Fine weather is expected for most today and into tomorrow. The North Island is looking mainly fine again on Saturday with a few showers expected with the passage ... More >>

MetService: Two Fronts to Move Across the Country

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 1:31 pm | MetService

This week much of the country remains dry despite a series of fronts travelling northward over the South Island. This means it is set to be a wet few days for those in the west of the South Island, some scattered showers for the west of the North Island, ... More >>

MetService: A Series of Fronts

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 1:54 pm | MetService

“Two fronts, which weakened as they moved north across the county this week, marked a change to a typical weather pattern for New Zealand” reported April Clark MetService Meteorologist, “A similar regime is expected to carry on after Easter weekend” ... More >>

MetService: Weather over Easter

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 1:57 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a typical autumnal weekend for Easter and the end of daylight saving. With three frontal systems affecting the country through the weekend, many places will see some rain or showers, especially Saturday and Monday. However, there ... More >>

The tale of the front and the reluctant ridge

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:10 pm | MetService

A ridge extends over the upper North Island, bringing fairly settled weather but also some humidity to the North Island from about Hawkes Bay northwards. The ridge seems reluctant to move until at least Thursday. Meanwhile, a major front moves onto ... More >>

A look back and the forecast ahead

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 1:24 pm | MetService

The weather over the country this past week has been dominated by two features. Firstly, a broad ridge of high pressure extended over much of Aotearoa from a dominant area of high pressure southeast of the Chatham Island. This ridge was in place from Sunday ... More >>

A chilly few days in store for many - 22 March 2018

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:44 pm | MetService

A cold front is stalled over central New Zealand today, wedged between high pressure to the north and to the southwest. Cooler temperatures and rain persist for central regions into Friday morning, before affecting the rest of the country late Friday ... More >>

Ridge and front do battle to decide this week’s weather

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:03 pm | MetService

“A ridge of high pressure manages to confine a cold front to the far south early this week, but from Wednesday the tables turn and the front begins to journey north, spreading rain from the west to the east as it does. The front will also bring a ... More >>

Slow Changing Weather Ahead

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 1:41 pm | MetService

Living in the ‘roaring forties’ on a long thin island means that New Zealanders should be used to the weather changing very quickly as weather systems come and go” April Clark MetService meteorologist commented. More >>

Taranaki to Wellington, the pick of the weekend weather

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 12:37 pm | MetService

It’s an active end to the week for the South Island as MetService forecasters predict the return of heavy rain for the West Coast and stronger winds in the east during Thursday night and through into Friday. For many though, the weekend is looking like ... More >>

Cyclone Hola keeps the worst offshore

Monday, 12 March 2018, 12:20 pm | MetService

At 7:00am this morning Cyclone Hola was 500km to the north of New Zealand, and accelerating closer to the country. Although the closest approach is expected to be overnight tonight near to East Cape, the centre is not predicted to track over land, and the ... More >>

Hola to Skirt the Northeast of the North Island

Sunday, 11 March 2018, 1:48 pm | MetService

“New Zealand has enjoyed a settled and generally sunny weekend, which is quite literally the ‘calm before the storm’,” said MetService Meteorologist April Clark. More >>

A fine weekend, but a heads up on Hola

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:02 pm | MetService

MetService forecasts improving weather this weekend, meaning plenty of sun around the country, before Cyclone Hola makes its presence felt in parts of the North Island on Monday. More >>



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