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Waikato and Bay of Plenty rainfall smashes records

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:29 pm | MetService

This year has been a challenging one on the weather front, with extreme rainfall amounts recorded across the north and east of the North Island, and along the eastern South Island. More >>

MetService News Release

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:52 pm | MetService

In addition to the election on this weekend, we see the arrival of daylight saving and the spring time equinox. For those voting on Saturday, expect largely settled conditions, with a brief ridge bringing fine weather for most of the country. “The ... More >>

Often wet this week, but enjoy some midweek magic

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:25 pm | MetService

Often wet this week, but enjoy some midweek magic As a low-pressure system moves across New Zealand today, most of the country will be on the receiving end of some wet weather accompanied by Watches and Warnings. But there is some respite in the ... More >>

Low pressure centres and troughs dominate this week

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 7:32 pm | MetService

We start the working week with a broad area of low pressure dominating our weather, but we can look forward to a brief respite on Tuesday as a ridge moves over the country. However, a new low pressure centre has its eyes on us towards the end of the week. ... More >>

Change is the only constant for Spring weather

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 1:24 pm | MetService

It’s more of the same weather-wise heading into the weekend, as the changeable spring pattern stays with us. A constant barrage of fronts and lows charge across the Tasman Sea between now and Monday, occasionally interspersed with weak ridges ... More >>

Expect another dose of rain and wind this week

Monday, 11 September 2017, 12:30 pm | MetService

An incoming ridge of high pressure has a calming influence on the weather ākuanei (today) and ākengokengo (tomorrow), but a trough over the Tasman Sea is readying itself to bring another period of wet weather to western areas later this week, while ... More >>

Unstable westerlies produce busy start to Spring

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 1:59 pm | MetService

The spring westerlies have been keeping us busy the last few days, with rain, thunderstorms and snow affecting most parts of the country. More >>

The weather: It’s Spring doing its thing

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 12:51 pm | MetService

Thunderstorms, snow, gales, all interspersed with brilliant blue skies and warm temperatures. This weekend takes all the clichés of spring and delivers them across the country in a fast-paced smorgasbord of meteorological conditions. More >>

September 2017 – Spring westerlies kick in

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:12 pm | MetService

Spring westerlies are expected to kick-start the month of September, producing a very wet first half of the month for western regions of both Islands. More >>

MetService News Release Monday 4 September 2017

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:51 pm | MetService

Spring heralds the warming up of the atmosphere as the amount of daylight increases. But the atmosphere must still cope with cold ocean temperatures taking a long time to warm up. The temperature contrasts between large areas of atmosphere and ocean ... More >>

MetService Weekly Forecast

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 12:59 pm | MetService

The weekend saw unsettled weather over much of the country, particularly the North Island, with watches and warnings for heavy rain in northern areas from Coromadel through Bay of Plenty. A cold southerly flow over the island, combined with a slow-moving ... More >>

Gumboots for Cantabrians, sunhats for West Coasters

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 1:31 pm | MetService

Unsettled weather is affecting most parts of New Zealand to put an end to the week, and an end to Winter. Low pressure systems sitting to the north and east of the country will bring wet weather to eastern parts of both islands, and also the upper North ... More >>

A changeable week to see in spring

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:32 pm | MetService

A trio of low pressure systems will affect New Zealand later this week, a fitting start to the meteorological spring, which begins on Friday. More >>

Changeable week ahead

Sunday, 27 August 2017, 9:05 pm | MetService

Changeable week ahead It has been a settled week with plenty of sunshine and warm afternoon temperatures following on from coolish nights. This has allowed for some welcome drying and no doubt improved the outlook for many farmers. Dairy calving ... More >>

Settled spell coming to an end

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:17 pm | MetService

All good things must come to an end, and the settled weather experienced in most places this week is no exception. An area of low pressure is slowly making its way across the Tasman Sea towards New Zealand. The good news is that for many parts of ... More >>

A sunny week in a wet winter

Monday, 21 August 2017, 1:32 pm | MetService

A sunny week in a wet winter While this winter will be remembered as a wet one, the coming week bucks that trend. Many places have struggled to see more than a couple of consecutive dry days in the last few months, but New Zealanders can expect successive ... More >>

Here comes the sun

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 1:06 pm | MetService

It may have felt like a long, cold winter, but next week will bring much needed sun to New Zealand, and a reminder that spring is around the corner. More >>

Damp Weekend in Store for Most

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:41 pm | MetService

As Wellingtonians gather their scattered belongings after gusts of 118km/h were recorded about the hill suburbs this morning, it will be a relief that winds are forecast to remain moderate until late Saturday. From then, winds are expected to turn southerly ... More >>

A week of unsettled weather ahead - Monday 14 August 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:42 pm | MetService

We're looking at a week of unsettled weather with a series of fronts moving through, bringing a mixture of rain, thunderstorms, snow and strong winds to many regions. There's a little bit of a breather on Tuesday afternoon for much of the North Island ... More >>

A Week of Unsettled Weather Ahead - MetService

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:07 pm | MetService

We're looking at a week of settled weather with a series of fronts moving through, bringing a mixture of rain, thunderstorms, snow and strong winds to many regions. There's a little bit of a breather on Tuesday afternoon for much of the North Island ... More >>



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