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Rain, strong winds and snow in store for the coming week

Monday, 23 September 2019, 1:06 pm | MetService

After a week of settled weather over Aotearoa we head into the start of this week with a change to more Spring-like conditions. More >>

Ka Pai Weekend Weather

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 12:27 pm | MetService

After a rainy start to the week, Aotearoa has enjoyed a string of sunny days thanks to a high-pressure system. More >>

Sunny weekend ahead as days grow longer

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 2:30 pm | MetService

MetService is predicting a sunny weekend for most places, as high pressure dominates the weather for New Zealand. The high, which is already bringing fine weather to many parts, is forecast to stick around through to the end of Sunday, meaning many ... More >>

Severe Weather makes way for settled weather

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:17 pm | MetService

A strong cold front is expected to make landfall today (Monday) bringing plenty of Severe Weather with it. MetService has issued Strong Wind Watches and Orange Warnings for almost all the South Island and central New Zealand. More >>

Low brought wet conditions to central New Zealand

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 1:17 pm | MetService

A low-pressure system crossed central New Zealand overnight Saturday, which made for a particularly wet start to the weekend for the upper South Island. Nelson airport received 40mm of rain over the course of Saturday, with 9.2mm of that falling in ... More >>

Wind and rain from Friday through Saturday

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:53 pm | MetService

Wind and rain from Friday through Saturday, mostly fine on Sunday Two cold fronts are set to move up the South Island during Friday then stall around central New Zealand on Saturday before moving away from Aotearoa during Sunday. More >>

Tasman Low Keeps the Upper North Island Under a Cloud

Monday, 9 September 2019, 2:06 pm | MetService

A low over the Tasman Sea will continue the trend of unsettled weather for the upper North Island with thundery showers or rain forecast for most areas north of the Central Plateau today and tomorrow, according to MetService. More >>

Thunderstorms rattle upper North Island

Sunday, 8 September 2019, 12:04 pm | MetService

An active front crossed northern New Zealand early Sunday morning, bringing rain to much of the North Island and thunderstorms to northern regions. MetService Meteorologist Peter Little comments, “There were 841 lightning strikes recorded over the upper ... More >>

True Spring conditions with changeable weather

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 1:53 pm | MetService

A low over New Zealand is tracking eastwards today over the upper North Island. Strong, cool southwesterlies follow on Friday, then ease on Saturday. A cold front sweeps up the South Island Sunday cooling things off a little, while a warm front ahead ... More >>

Subtropical Low to Bring a Period of Rain to All

Monday, 2 September 2019, 1:56 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologist April Clark warns: “New Zealand will say goodbye to the calm weather we experienced over the weekend as a subtropical low to the northwest will spread rain over the country as the we head into the first week of Spring.” More >>

Sunny, Settled Weather Ends Soon as Spring Ramps Up

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 12:21 pm | MetService

New Zealand has basked under settled conditions for the last few days of Winter, but MetService forecasts a significant change next week. There are still a few of days of fine weather to enjoy however, especially for those in the South Island. More >>

Springing out of Winter with a Sunny Weekend

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 12:02 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting fine weather for this weekend, which also sees the seasons tick over from Winter to Spring. Sunny days, frosty nights and westerly winds are the classic harbingers of Spring, and New Zealand will receive good measures of each ... More >>

Last week of winter mainly fine

Monday, 26 August 2019, 2:00 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting a settled week of weather ahead, though this is punctuated for some by a front on Thursday bringing rain to western areas especially the South Island West Coast. More >>

Changeable conditions this past week across the country

Sunday, 25 August 2019, 12:05 pm | MetService

“A broad ridge of high pressure covered much of New Zealand on Monday, bringing fine weather to the entire country, with light winds and early morning frosts”, commented MetService meteorologist Andy Best. More >>

Thunderstorms And Gusty Winds Batter the North

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 1:19 pm | MetService

MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northern areas of the North Island tonight into Friday morning. More >>

Wet and windy from Tuesday

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:03 pm | MetService

Presently, a ridge of high pressure is bringing settled weather to Aotearoa. However, from Tuesday MetService forecasts deteriorating weather as a front arrives from the west. This front is followed by a low-pressure system, bringing several features ... More >>

Brief relief from the wet but still cold

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 11:25 am | MetService

A cold front moved up the country during Saturday, bringing a spell of cold, wet and windy weather. Many parts of New Zealand experienced brief heavy rain, with Levin recording 16.6mm in one hour and 36.6mm over Saturday. The front also brought a dusting ... More >>

Gales and snow this weekend

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 1:18 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologist Andy Best says, “An active cold front over the Southern Ocean is expected to move onto southern New Zealand by the end of Friday.” More >>

One of New Zealand’s most popular websites gets a refresh

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 8:58 am | MetService

MetService, New Zealand’s National Meteorological Service, has refreshed its website to make it even easier for New Zealanders to get the weather information they need. More >>

Thunderstorms to be followed by relative calm

Monday, 12 August 2019, 12:08 pm | MetService

After a weekend that saw heavy rain, heavy snow and severe thunderstorms affect parts of the country, MetService is forecasting the weather to calm down by the middle of the working week. However, thunderstorms remain in the forecast for parts of the ... More >>



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