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A changeable week of weather ahead

Monday, 25 July 2016, 1:55 pm | MetService

Many parts of New Zealand experienced severe weather over the weekend, with strong winds, heavy rain, large swells, and low snowfall for parts of the country. Rimutaka Hill received gusts up to 154 km/h, and Cape Turnagain received a gust as high as ... More >>

Wild weather to end the School Holidays

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:29 am | MetService

This weekend has seen severe gales, heavy rain, thunderstorms, snow and huge waves batter parts of the country. This was due to a very strong and moist northwesterly flow ahead of an active front, which was then followed by strong, showery westerlies. ... More >>

A weather tantrum to end the school holidays

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:05 pm | MetService

The good weather New Zealand has enjoyed for the end of the week takes a stormy turn as we move into the weekend. MetService has issued weather watches for heavy rain and gales this Saturday, with weather warnings expected on Friday morning. “The ... More >>

A topsy turvy week ahead - 18 July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:00 pm | MetService

Expect wild swings in the weather this week as a number of weather features cross the country from the Southern Ocean. Southwesterlies ease today, but another front with strong west to southwesterly winds sweeps northwards on Tuesday. MetService ... More >>

Unsettled weather to continue - 17 July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016, 10:48 am | MetService

It has been an unsettled week of weather, with heavy rain, thunderstorms, gales and snow affecting parts of the country. Most of the action took place over the South Island and lower North Island. MetService Meteorologist Peter Little commented, “Severe ... More >>

Second batch of bad weather on its way

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 1:45 pm | MetService

Many New Zealanders experienced wild weather overnight as a front brought heavy rain, severe gales, and snow to higher levels. A band of thunderstorms swept through the Kapiti Coast in the early hours of Thursday morning, bringing down trees with wind ... More >>

Wild weather on the way

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:19 pm | MetService

The next batch of severe weather will be hitting New Zealand from Tuesday night, with MetService forecasting heavy rain, strong winds, and snow at higher levels as a front crosses the country mid-week. More >>

Severe weather to be followed by frosts

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:16 pm | MetService

A complex low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is poised to lash northern and central parts of the country today and Friday, before moving away to the east over the weekend and making way for a calming ridge of high pressure. More >>

Clear skies on the coast with foggy mornings further inland

Monday, 4 July 2016, 12:26 pm | MetService

The next few days will reward coastal towns and hill-dwellers with long sunny spells, while those in inland valleys may find themselves waking up to fog. More >>

News Release - Low pressure brings wet and windy end to week

Sunday, 3 July 2016, 8:38 pm | MetService

“Clear skies and little wind contributed to the cold temperatures across the country this weekend. It was the coldest day of the year so far for many yesterday morning, with South Waiouru dropping to -8.8 degrees and Dunedin Airport to -7.4 degrees,” ... More >>

High pressure puts paid to wet weather

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 1:06 pm | MetService

It was very wet across the North Island yesterday as a low pressure system spread fronts across the island. Parts of Auckland experienced downpours yesterday afternoon, with 20-30mm falling in one hour. More >>

Triple act performance from Tasman Sea lows

Monday, 27 June 2016, 1:01 pm | MetService

In the North Island today, most people will see rain or showers as a low pressure system moves across the centre of the Island. Showers will gradually clear on Tuesday, but this is not the last of the wet weather – another low is waiting in the wings ... More >>

As one low departs, another arrives

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:19 am | MetService

A low pressure system will continue to bring wet weather to many places until Tuesday, when the low finally moves away to the east of New Zealand. However, another significant low makes its way onto the North Island during Wednesday. More >>

Fine end to work week before a weekend of wet weather

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 12:52 pm | MetService

A number of areas experienced heavy rain with the passage of a front yesterday – especially over the upper North Island last evening when some parts of Auckland and even Tauranga recorded 20mm or more in one hour resulting in surface flooding in ... More >>

Mild temperatures, but wet weather on the way for many

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:57 am | MetService

Tonight will be the longest night of the year in New Zealand, and Tuesday will be the shortest day with the Winter Solstice occurring at 10:34 am. Despite the low sunshine hours, temperatures are still above average for June, and this trend continues ... More >>

Rain and mild temperatures on the way for many

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:18 am | MetService

A cold front brought patchy rain or showers to the South Island overnight Saturday and into today as it moved northwards, and will move up the lower North Island this afternoon and evening, bringing a few showers as it goes. A warm front is expected ... More >>

A tale of two Islands this weekend

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 12:25 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure drapes over the North Island this weekend, while a front affects the South Island. A low pressure system deepens in the Tasman Sea over the weekend, before pushing the ridge off to the east on Monday and spreading a front ... More >>

Settled weather with a mid-week change

Monday, 13 June 2016, 12:24 pm | MetService

The cold front that moved up the country over the weekend has now moved to the north of New Zealand, allowing a ridge of high pressure to take its place. This will bring sunny skies to many, though there will still be some patchy cloud for western areas, ... More >>

Wet, warm and windy, now winter - 12 June 2016

Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:38 am | MetService

A week of persistent north to northwest winds brought heavy rain to western parts of the country, and extremely warm temperatures for this time of year, especially to eastern areas. However, winter returns as cooler southerlies sweep up the country ... More >>

Rain, Wind, Snow and Sunshine

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 1:02 pm | MetService

The weather over New Zealand is likely to be changeable through until Monday. An intense high, which brought frosty mornings and fine weather to most places during the last week, has departed to the east of the country. This is allowing several ... More >>



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