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Low Pressure Dominates Bringing Heavy Rain And Strong Winds

Monday, 20 August 2018, 1:10 pm | MetService

A large area of low pressure currently affecting the country is forecast to linger, with periods of heavy rain and strong winds set to affect some areas right through until Thursday. More >>

Fine and frosty weather isn’t expected to last

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 1:07 pm | MetService

Clear skies made for a frosty start to Sunday across much of New Zealand. MetService Meteorologist Peter Little commented, “The mercury dropped to -7.2°C at Pukaki Aerodrome in the South Island, while in the North Island our weather station at South ... More >>

Positive weather outlook

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:03 pm | MetService

A good weekend for most is in store, with MetService forecasting a positive outlook for the next few days. More >>

Busy Weather Week Ahead

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:22 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a busy week of wet and windy weather for most areas of the country thanks to a low with several embedded fronts approaching from the west, however coastal eastern areas of the North Island should avoid the worst of the weather ... More >>

Changing Conditions on the Way

Sunday, 12 August 2018, 1:04 pm | MetService

“A ridge of high pressure is bringing fine and settled conditions to much of the country today”, said MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe. However, there is patchy drizzle in the west of the South Island and just a few light showers over Northland. ... More >>

Fine Weather For the Weekend

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 12:25 pm | MetService

MetService says this weekend is set to be a good one for those heading outdoors as a ridge of high pressure spreads across the country. More >>

Mild Mix Week of Weather

Monday, 6 August 2018, 12:16 pm | MetService

Following a wet weekend, MetService is forecasting a mild week of weather for much of Aotearoa. More >>

Heavy rain warning for eastern North Island

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 2:04 pm | MetService

It has been a wet day for much of the North Island today, with a broad slow-moving rain-band bringing rain to all areas except Northland. The wettest spots have been Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay, with over 100 mm of rainfall recorded ... More >>

Heavy Rain Switches from West to East

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:00 pm | MetService

Today is wet in the west, with better weather in the east, but by the end of the working week MetService is forecasting a reversal of that split. Heavy rain is forecast this weekend for the Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, through to Wairarapa ... More >>

A fine and frosty start to a wet week ahead

Monday, 30 July 2018, 12:53 pm | MetService

“It was a cold start to the week for many inland South Island towns”, MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe said. A ridge of high pressure drifted over the South Island on Sunday, leaving clear skies at night which helped drop those overnight minimums ... More >>

A fine and frosty start to the week

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 3:31 pm | MetService

A southwest flow which is bringing showers to many places on Sunday will be replaced by clearing skies on Monday as a ridge of high pressure moves onto New Zealand. However, the ridge only makes a brief appearance before rain bands start moving over the country ... More >>

A game of two halves for the weekend

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:53 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting showers and cloud in western parts of the country over the coming days, making eastern coasts the best spots to catch the early morning lunar eclipse on Saturday. Rugby fans should experience a fine and dry for the Hurricanes ... More >>

Showers, snow and sunshine

Monday, 23 July 2018, 12:26 pm | MetService

Southerly winds returned over the weekend bringing with them some snowfall over the higher parts of the South Island. While the snow is likely to stay up in the hills, many parts of New Zealand are set to see temperatures drop with some cooler nights ... More >>

Unsettled Weekend Weather Set to Continue

Sunday, 22 July 2018, 3:34 pm | MetService

A settled start to this week gradually deteriorated from late Thursday and ended with a period of heavy rain and strong winds for a large portion of the country. More >>

Another Wet and Windy Weekend

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:36 pm | MetService

After a relatively settled midweek, MetService is forecasting the return of some wetter and windier weather for the weekend. While the wettest weather is expected on for the West Coast, rain is set to spread to the North Island for Sunday. Gales ... More >>

A Calmer Week

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:40 pm | MetService

Following a weekend with significant weather, MetService is forecasting calmer weather this week. This will be most appreciated in northern areas that faced the brunt of the weather over the weekend and benefit from the benign weather as they assess the ... More >>

Severe Weather to Hit Just in Time for King Tides

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 1:25 pm | MetService

A low pressure system currently lying to the northeast of New Zealand is set to end the week on a wet and windy note. More >>

Calm Start with a Wet & Windy End this Weekend

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:46 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologists are forecasting a settled, calm end to the week, with a cool start to Fridaymorning set to contrast with this weekend’s weather. A significant weather system moves over the country in the latter half of the weekend, bringing ... More >>

Severe Weather Eases Tomorrow as Winds Shift Southwest

Monday, 9 July 2018, 12:32 pm | MetService

An active front crossed the country last night leaving New Zealand under an unstable airmass for the remainder of today according to MetService. Severe Weather Watches and Warnings are in force for much of the North Island and Nelson, Buller and Marlborough ... More >>

A Wild End to a Settled Week

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 2:01 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure dominated over New Zealand during the working week bringing settled weather for most New Zealanders. “The ridge brought plenty of sun to the first days of July, though the lack of cloud meant temperatures plummeted overnight ... More >>



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