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MetService News Release

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 4:12 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure continues to sit over central New Zealand giving the country a typical summer’s day and this continues through the weekend. More >>

Some blue sky for everyone

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 4:56 pm | MetService

A weak ridge extends across New Zealand meaning the warm summer weather will continue for a few days. However, it is briefly interrupted by a cold front that is moving briskly up the South Island, reaching Cook Strait tonight and then quickly dissolving. ... More >>

MetService News Release

Sunday, 7 February 2016, 3:32 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island today, while easterly winds flow across the North Island. The easterlies weaken on Monday as the ridge of high pressure spreads over the North Island, and then persists for the rest of the week. Areas ... More >>

Waitangi Weekend Weather

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:47 pm | MetService

Just as New Zealand is divided into North and South Island, so too is the weather story for Waitangi weekend. As plans are made for the long weekend a low over the north Tasman Sea is expected to move slowly eastwards and passes north of the country, ... More >>

February 2016 - Volatile rainfall for northeast of country

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 1:03 pm | MetService

“The 2015/2016 El Nino peaked in late 2015, as expected. It remains a strong event in the tropical Pacific Ocean, but continues its gradual decline. During autumn, conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean are forecast to return to near neutral levels,” ... More >>

Wet and humid to end the week

Monday, 1 February 2016, 1:09 pm | MetService

This week will be warm and sunny for most, with temperatures expected to get into the thirties for central and eastern New Zealand. However, an area of low pressure is expected to bring wet and windy weather to the North Island by Friday. More >>

MetService News Release

Sunday, 31 January 2016, 4:23 pm | MetService

Summer continues with sunny skies and light winds forecast to start the week. It will be staying fairly humid though, with temperatures in eastern areas likely to get into the thirties mid-week. More >>

MetService News Release

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 2:37 pm | MetService

Widespread areas of thunderstorm activity in Northland and the central North Island yesterday brought periods of torrential rain for some. Over 50 mm in one hour was recorded in the hills of Northland yesterday evening, and good numbers clocked up ... More >>

News Release - A changeable week of weather ahead

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:14 am | MetService

It was fine and hot for many across the country this weekend, with temperatures reaching the early 30s for some. The weather stations at the Blenheim and Christchurch Airports recorded 32 degreeson Saturday, while Gisborne recorded 31 yesterday, although no ... More >>

More rain for some and dry for most

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 4:14 pm | MetService

A ridge over the North Island directs a northwesterly flow over the South Island today bringing rain to Fiordland. This situation continues over the weekend, and the start of next week sees a low approaching the west coast of the South Island. More >>

MetService: A Foggy Day

Monday, 18 January 2016, 2:24 pm | MetService

Wellington city residents were finding it hard to see yesterday, as a bank of fog gradually rolled in off the sea on Sunday afternoon. “This fog was caused by a northeasterly flow bringing very warm, humid air down from the north,” said MetService ... More >>

MetService News Release

Monday, 18 January 2016, 10:18 am | MetService

While most of the North Island has experienced a fine morning today, scattered showers are expected to pop up across the Island this afternoon. Some people may hear thunder this afternoon and evening, with a high risk of thunderstorms for those in central ... More >>

MetService News Release; 14 January 2016

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 1:50 pm | MetService

Northwesterly winds are expected to strengthen across many parts of the South Island and lower North Island tonight ahead of a cold front approaching from the south. Fine weather and warm temperatures in the east of the South Island will come to an ... More >>

Tropical air in the north and a front in the south

Monday, 11 January 2016, 1:44 pm | MetService

The weekend saw some fine weather for most parts of New Zealand, with just the odd shower in some places. Severe Weather Warnings and Watches were issued for severe gales in southern parts of the country overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning. ... More >>

Wet and windy - Thursday 7 Jan 2016

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 3:24 pm | MetService

A low and an associated frontal rain band over the Tasman Sea are moving eastwards and are set to bring a period of heavy rain and strong winds to many parts of the country over the next two days. More >>

Wet start to 2016 but fine weather to follow

Monday, 4 January 2016, 3:46 pm | MetService

The first weekend of 2016 brought rainy weather to many parts of the country. The highest rainfall total over the weekend was 138 mm recorded at a station inland of Westport. Many drought-stricken areas received some useful rainfall totals as well ... More >>

MetService News Release

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 5:44 pm | MetService

Rain will ease over the next few days as a ridge of high pressure builds from the west. However, an area of low pressure is expected to approach the country on Thursday, bringing further rain across the country by the end of the week. More >>

A wet start to the New Year

Thursday, 31 December 2015, 5:56 pm | MetService

Severe weather, particularly heavy rain, will lead the headlines as we move into the New Year. While New Year’s Eve looks good for most places, including key holiday spots, heavy rain and strong winds will make their way south over the first More >>

A look ahead to the New Year - Tuesday 29 December 2015

Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 2:08 pm | MetService

The recent theme of warm and mostly dry weather is set to continue until the New Year. This news will no doubt be welcomed by holiday makers, but not be what farmers in already parched areas want to hear. More >>

A New High for the New Year?

Monday, 28 December 2015, 11:11 am | MetService

After a stunning Christmas, New Zealand can look forward to some more fine conditions before the weather becomes unsettled during the middle of the week. New Year’s Eve sees an improvement as a ridge pushes in from the southwest to start 2016, but ... More >>



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