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Slightly cooler weather, but no rain of note

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 1:38 pm | MetService

A cold front moving up the South Island today is forecast to weaken as it crosses the North Island from Friday afternoon, and although the West Coast of the South Island sees some rain or drizzle today, it is mainly confined to the front. By the ... More >>

The hot, dry weather continues

Monday, 11 February 2019, 12:35 pm | MetService

MetService forecasters are predicting a weak front to move northeast over the upper South Island tonight but it battles against high pressure as it crosses the North Island on Tuesday and weakens further as high pressure over the Tasman sea builds ... More >>

Storms in the tropics, but dry weather continues for NZ

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 1:20 pm | MetService

There will be very little rain relief for dry parts of New Zealand this week. More >>

A settled forecast for the South Island

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 1:53 pm | MetService

More tropical air on the way for the North Island More >>

Warm start and finish but a cooler dip for Waitangi Day

Monday, 4 February 2019, 1:15 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting that a ridge of high pressure clings on to bring fine and settled conditions to most parts of the country as we begin this week. There is however a rain laden front approaching the far south of the country which will ... More >>

Warmth to return on Monday, followed by a cool change

Sunday, 3 February 2019, 12:04 pm | MetService

After last week’s heatwave brought record temperatures to parts of Aotearoa, a cold front swept up the country on Friday and Saturday, which saw temperatures return closer to their average. On Friday morning the front lashed southern New Zealand ... More >>

Hot temperatures set to cool slightly this weekend

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 12:43 pm | MetService

Summer has certainly taken hold this week with loads of attention on the temperatures the last few days. If you are sick of the heat there is hope, MetService is forecasting a front to bring rain to many parts of the South Island tomorrow and a few showers ... More >>

Hot week across New Zealand, some weekend relief

Monday, 28 January 2019, 1:25 pm | MetService

This summer is hot, and don’t we know it. Slip, slop, slap, the perennial slogan on the top of mind, always that timely reminder for kiwis to stay sun smart. And this is certainly a week to be mindful of te rā (the sun). More >>

A Hot Week Following a Southerly Buster

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 3:11 pm | MetService

A Hot Week Following a Southerly Buster What a week of weather it has been! More >>

A hot weekend in store, many places will hit 30°C on Sunday

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 1:50 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure builds over New Zealand during Friday, meaning largely settled conditions for much of the country, however Metservice is forecasting a trough to linger over the upper North Island Friday afternoon, triggering isolated showers ... More >>

Warm windy weather makes way for a cold snap in the south

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 1:44 pm | MetService

A broad westerly flow makes it windy for exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island today, while it remains mostly sunny and warm in the north and east. More >>

Mixed Bag of weather for New Zealand

Sunday, 20 January 2019, 1:36 pm | MetService

Some much-needed rain started off the working week as a deep mature low-pressure system affected the North Island. This continued into midweek as the low continued to travel slowly eastwards which meant most eastern areas of the North Island saw ... More >>

What weather is in store this weekend?

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:37 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting the warm temperatures to continue through the weekend, even with an active front moving up the South Island on Saturday, then weakening on Sunday as it continues up the North Island. This front is preceded by strong northwesterly ... More >>

A country of two halves

Monday, 14 January 2019, 12:58 pm | MetService

A rain band that moved over the North Island today brought much needed rain to many dry gardens and farms. The rain band dropped about 15mm of rain in areas from Wairarapa to Auckland as it travelled up the country. The Wellington region recorded 10-25mm ... More >>

A wet finish for the week.

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 3:03 pm | MetService

Wet weather to finish off the week as an active frontal system makes its way over the South Island today. “Many areas are going to see wet weather today as this system moves over the country”, comments MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe. More >>

Temperatures remain warm into the weekend, but some rain

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 2:48 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a few weakening fronts and troughs to move northwards over New Zealand today and Friday, ahead of a ridge of high pressure building from the south and bringing the fine weather back across Aotearoa this weekend. However, ... More >>

Warm summer weather continues this week

Monday, 7 January 2019, 2:42 pm | MetService

Parts of central and southern New Zealand get a brief reprieve from the intense heat of summer Monday and Tuesday, but MetService is forecasting warm winds to return midweek as temperatures rise again. More >>

Stereotypical Weather but Settled Conditions to Come

Sunday, 6 January 2019, 1:38 pm | MetService

“To borrow an overused but dependable saying, we’ve had a week that’s generally been wet in the west, dry in the east,” says MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes.Windy conditions have persisted for lower parts of the country. “There is a ridge of ... More >>

High and Dry in January

Friday, 4 January 2019, 3:27 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a dry start to January thanks to high pressure sitting overhead, at least for the first half of the month anyway. More >>

Ngā mihi o te tau hou, Happy New Year

Monday, 31 December 2018, 1:39 pm | MetService

It is the last day of 2018, a time for celebration, relaxation, reflection and maybe a resolution or two. More >>



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