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Wintry Weather Sets In

Monday, 25 June 2018, 1:51 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting cold wintry showers, with snow to affect the country as we start the week. There is a Heavy Snow Watch in force from 6pm today. “A strong southwest flow blankets the country dragging up cold air from off the ice,” Metservice ... More >>

Pool of cold air brings rain, hail, snow and thunder

Sunday, 24 June 2018, 12:54 pm | MetService

A series of cold fronts and troughs moving up the country are bringing unsettled weather to New Zealand to end the weekend and start the new week. Rain, thunderstorms, snow, hail and wind are all in the forecasts, mostly for western areas and the far ... More >>

MetService on site for planned Rocket Lab launch

Friday, 22 June 2018, 2:33 pm | MetService

Locals, spectators and the team at Rocket Lab should experience some settled weather and sunshine on Saturday as the company prepares for its second orbital launch off the Mahia Peninsula. More >>

Welcome sunshine for many

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 1:00 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure will deliver sunshine for most places as we head into the weekend. However the fine weather will not last for everyone, as a front pushes onto the country by the end of the weekend. More >>

A wet start to the week

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:02 pm | MetService

This week gets off to a stormy start with heavy rain and thunderstorms for most parts of the North Island today. A complex low pressure system with several embedded fronts moves southeast across central New Zealand today bringing wet weather through to ... More >>

Wet start to the week but fine weather to finish

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:42 am | MetService

After a week of wet and windy weather, this weekend has been relatively settled. Unfortunately, there is another week of unsettled weather in store as a complex low pressure system spreads across from the Tasman Sea early in the week, bringing a ... More >>

Settled weather outlook for eastern areas this weekend

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:44 pm | MetService

Settled weather outlook for eastern areas this weekend As MetService looks ahead to the weather around New Zealand this weekend, the pressure patterns are indicating a definite east-west split as a front approaches western areas of the country on ... More >>

East Coast Braces for More Possible Flooding

Monday, 11 June 2018, 1:10 pm | MetService

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay residents need to have the gumboots at the ready as MetService are forecasting another bout of heavy rain to sweep across the area, hot on the heels of recent flooding during Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The rest of the North Island ... More >>

Snow to Low Levels Followed by Mainly Settled Weather

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 1:00 pm | MetService

Snow to Low Levels Followed by Mainly Settled But Cold Weather As the short working week got underway, parts of the eastern North Island were recovering from heavy rain that fell during Queens Birthday weekend. The Gisborne region was the most affected ... More >>

Weekend Weather Improves

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:12 pm | MetService

Following a blast of cold, southerly air over the country, MetService is predicting that the coming weekend will welcome us with some fine weather. More >>

Heavy rain eases on Tuesday but snow approaches

Monday, 4 June 2018, 2:14 pm | MetService

A low to the northeast of New Zealand has been sweeping bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms over parts of the North Island, causing flooding, slips and road closures. As the low approaches the country during Monday, further periods of heavy rain with possible ... More >>

Heavy rain in the north, bitter cold in the south

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 1:12 pm | MetService

After heavy rain lashed Northland yesterday, with some weather stations recording over half of their average monthly rainfall in little over a day, Northland is experiencing some temporary relief from the wet weather. The rain band has now moved further south, ... More >>

The weather for the long weekend

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:36 pm | MetService

It’s been a cold and frosty week for much of New Zealand but heading into the long weekend we will see a change. Low pressure returns to the north bringing some wetter but warmer weather to the North Island. More >>

Media release: High and Dry - Monday 28th May 2018

Monday, 28 May 2018, 12:16 pm | MetService

It’s set to be a cold end to May this week, with temperatures across the country on the chilly side and many spots on both the North and South Island set to wake up to some frosty mornings. On Monday morning Manapouri took the crown for the coldest ... More >>

Severe weather eases, wintery weather arrives - 24 May 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:41 pm | MetService

It’s not winter yet, but nature doesn’t follow a calendar. Snow has fallen to low levels, with Queenstown experiencing a dusting and several mountain roads closed due to the inclement weather. This wintery blast is due to persistent southerly winds ... More >>

Weather deja-vu- 21st May 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:50 pm | MetService

It’s a case of more of the same weather this week as last. While the west coast is in the running for another wet week, out in the east it will be the winds to keep a close eye on. Across the country however, MetService is forecasting temperatures ... More >>

Severe weather Sunday a taste of things to come

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 1:15 pm | MetService

A series of low pressure centres filing past Stewart Island will bring an unsettled westerly weather pattern to the country this week, with the first low pressure system moving past on Sundayafternoon. As well as strong to gale westerlies, each low centre ... More >>

Westerlies make it Wet in the West

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1:03 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting rain and showers for those in the west of the country in the lead up to the weekend, while most places east of the ranges remain dry and sunny. More >>

Low cloud and fog brings murky start to the week

Monday, 14 May 2018, 12:42 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting northerly winds associated with a low crossing the Tasman Sea which will continue to push warm, moist air onto the North Island and large parts of the South Island for the first half of the week. The low is expected to cross ... More >>

Wet Weather Continues

Sunday, 13 May 2018, 12:54 pm | MetService

It’s certainly been a mood dampener, with a wet end to the week for many, most of whom will see a wet start to the next week as well. More >>



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