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March 2015 - The Highs take a break

Friday, 27 February 2015, 4:32 pm | MetService

"The Highs which have had a tight grip on the country recently look likely to take a break as we start March" said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "This is the best shot at getting some rain that we have seen for a long time." More >>

Sports-filled weekend

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:49 pm | MetService

An active southerly change that moved across the South Island and lower North Island on Wednesday continues to move northwards during Thursday, bringing some showers and cooler weather to the east of the North Island. Meanwhile, a ridge of higher ... More >>

A front brings rain for some mid-week

Monday, 23 February 2015, 1:47 pm | MetService

A weak area of low pressure that covered the country over the weekend brought showers to many places with some building into thunderstorms during the afternoons and evenings. Nelson, Ashburton and Roxburgh received around 20mm of rain, which though useful, ... More >>

Sunshine and a sprinkling of showers

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:54 pm | MetService

A sunny weekend is forecast for the majority of New Zealand due to high pressure remaining over the country. However, a front moves over southern and eastern parts of New Zealand on Saturday and early Sunday bringing showers that diminish as the ... More >>

Sun and summer for the Cricket World Cup

Monday, 16 February 2015, 1:55 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure covers New Zealand for much of the week ahead however, a weakening front will make its way northwards over the country towards Friday, followed by another ridge of high pressure. More >>

Brief change then settled again

Monday, 9 February 2015, 1:05 pm | MetService

A southwesterly change for the country today brings showers and a sharp drop in temperatures for many areas, but more settled weather returns from Tuesday as high pressure builds from the west. More >>

Waitangi Day and the long weekend

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 1:08 pm | MetService

Cool southwest winds have returned to the country in time for Waitangi day bringing with them some colder temperatures and showery conditions for parts of New Zealand. Heading into the weekend, the showers look set to become more isolated as higher ... More >>

A good news/bad news scenario

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 2:45 pm | MetService

Highs that 'blocked' or parked over New Zealand during January 2015 kept skies clear and prevented rain bands from coming onto the country. It was one of the sunniest months on record - and it was also extremely warm and very dry across much of the ... More >>

A cooler wetter start to February

Monday, 2 February 2015, 1:29 pm | MetService

For many parts of the North Island the first week of February is setting up to be wetter than the whole of January with a return to more of an unsettled spell of weather. A humid northwesterly flow across the country will continue to bring some heavier ... More >>

A change to patches of rain and cooler temperatures

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

High temperatures, sunny skies and plenty of dry weather - January has been a very settled month. However, changes in the weather patterns over New Zealand for the weekend and the start of February could bring some much needed rainfall to the country ... More >>

Looking hopefully at the sky

Monday, 26 January 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

The first few weeks of 2015 have been marked by hot, dry weather which is great news for those parts of the country celebrating their anniversary weekend. However, the lack of rainfall across the country has left many looking hopefully at the sky for ... More >>

Rain hard to come by as another high rolls in

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

Rain has been proving hard to come by for most provinces in New Zealand recently, and this is set to continue as a large high is expected to bring dry weather for almost the entire country this weekend - including Auckland Anniversary day on Monday. ... More >>

Wellington Anniversary Weekend

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 3:48 pm | MetService

After a sustained period of settled weather for much of the country, an intensifying low and an accompanying front over the Tasman Sea are set to usher in more changeable weather in the coming days. This first front advances over the South Island on Friday ... More >>

Another week of warm and mostly dry weather

Monday, 12 January 2015, 12:35 pm | MetService

This week will again be dry and warm for many, as high pressure lingers across the country. A front is forecast to move onto the West Coast during Friday, then weaken over Central New Zealand during Saturday. This front brings some wet weather to the ... More >>

Warm and dry conditions to prevail

Friday, 9 January 2015, 12:09 pm | MetService

2015 has got off to a very settled start for many, with large areas of high pressure dominating the weather across much of New Zealand and continuing to bring plenty of dry and sunny weather. Heading into this weekend there is little change in store, ... More >>

2014 - A back to front year

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 10:18 am | MetService

"Talking temperatures, 2014 will be remembered for being somewhat back-to-front," said MetService Meteorologist John Law. "With a cooler than usual start and finish to the year for much of the country, the middle months of 2014 were very mild. January ... More >>

New Year's Eve Weather Forecast

Monday, 29 December 2014, 11:55 am | MetService

The last few days of 2014 are set to see high pressure move away from the country, allowing some wetter and windier weather to push back across New Zealand from the Tasman Sea and making it a soggy start to 2015 for some. More >>

The longest day

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:11 pm | MetService

While the northern hemisphere chills beneath wintry conditions, here in the South Pacific we are experiencing our longest day. Today is the summer solstice, the time of year when the South Pole is at its closest inclination to the Sun, resulting in ... More >>

Christmas Day Outlook

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:12 pm | MetService

Christmas is fast approaching and by far the most frequent question coming into the forecast room over the last week has been "BBQs or Brollies? What's the forecast for Christmas Day?" We have had a very changeable December so far with a cool ... More >>

Another Wet Wednesday

Monday, 15 December 2014, 1:09 pm | MetService

There was a great contrast in the weekend weather over New Zealand. While heavy rain and strong winds buffeted the far north of the country, the weather over the South Island could not have been more different with plenty of unbroken sunshine and light ... More >>



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