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Winter still holding on... just

Monday, 22 September 2014, 1:20 pm | MetService

After a wet and windy election weekend, the start of this week continues to be very cold and blustery. "A wet, cold and squally southwesterly is expected to affect many in the North Island today," said MetService Meteorologist Elke Louw. "There ... More >>

Adverse weather slower to arrive in the South

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:17 am | MetService

A broad, active and complex trough is rolling across New Zealand duringFriday, bringing rain or showers to most regions exposed to north and westerly flows. This is followed by cold southerlies on Saturday and Sunday. Looking to next week, a slow-moving high ... More >>

Wintry showers and blustery winds for Election Day

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:35 pm | MetService

As we head towards the weekend, it is time to look at what the weather will be for New Zealand's "Have Your Say" Day. More >>

A succession of depressions

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:03 pm | MetService

After a wet and windy weekend for most, the week ahead is expected to continue with a similar theme, as a succession of depressions sweep across the country. More >>

A trough on the horizon

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:50 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure, which has brought settled weather to the country this week, is now sliding away to the east. A trough approaching from the Tasman Sea is set to bring rain to most of the country on Friday and Saturday, before moving away to ... More >>

A high to begin the week

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:54 pm | MetService

A cooler southwest flow has become established over the country, but this will ease during Tuesday as a large high over the Tasman Sea moves across New Zealand. "High pressure rules the beginning of the week so settled weather can be expected across ... More >>

A short interruption to the arrival of Spring

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:51 pm | MetService

Another low approaches the upper parts of the North Island, bringing with it more rain, heavy falls and thunder. "This rain will be a real concern for many, due to the ground being already saturated after this past weekend, " commented MetService ... More >>

A brief sigh of relief for the far north

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:21 pm | MetService

As the rain continues to fall up north, the South Island is expected to remain mainly fine. "The low pressure that is bringing rain onto the upper half of the North Island is expected to move away slowly to the east over the next few days," ... More >>

A wet end to winter for northern New Zealand

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:17 pm | MetService

A large, slow-moving high that has been responsible for several days of settled weather over much of the country this week is feeling the squeeze from a low pressure system approaching from the Tasman Sea. "Though this high has been one of the ... More >>

Looking ahead into September

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:38 am | MetService

"Southwesterlies prevailed over New Zealand during August" says MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "Below average temperatures were generally observed across the country, with the exception of a handful of warm days to start ... More >>

Images from Far North rain radar now live online

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:02 pm | MetService

From around 3pm today, images from the latest of MetService’s weather radars can be viewed live on its websites, and . More >>

Weekend right for a good kick off

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:29 pm | MetService

The low pressure system that brought rain to the North Island and top of the South Island over the last couple of days is moving away to the east today, leaving a cool southerly flow in its wake. "This should mean a fine weekend for many places, ... More >>

Rain for many but heading to a cold finish

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:00 pm | MetService

After a fine weekend and a frosty start to the week, a low from the Tasman Sea is set to bring a decent amount of rain and warmer northerly winds across much of the North Island and upper South Island late Tuesday and throughWednesday. "MetService ... More >>

Brighter for the weekend

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:36 pm | MetService

The cold southwest flow dominates the situation heading into the weekend,with a windy and unsettled few days expected across many parts of New Zealand. However, a high waits in the wings out in the Tasman Sea, and arrives over the weekend ensuring some ... More >>

Turbulent northwesterlies then cold southwesterlies

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:22 pm | MetService

"It's an unsettled start to the week for many as a broad trough of low pressure with multiple embedded fronts, advances over the country from the south," commented MetService meteorologist Liz Walsh. Heavy rain in Fiordland and the ranges of Westland ... More >>

A vicious bite of winter

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 1:13 pm | MetService

Gale force winds and gusts in excess of 100km/h have already been recorded across many parts of the lower South Island on Thursday, and MetService meteorologists are warning of further strong winds still to come for inland parts of Canterbury, and ... More >>

Winter's still around

Monday, 4 August 2014, 1:30 pm | MetService

June and July were very mild months, both experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures, thanks to the persistence of a northwest flow across New Zealand. The start of August has continued in a similar vein, with temperatures in Christchurch climbing to 22C ... More >>

The weekend isn't pretty

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:19 pm | MetService

Gales and heavy rain are likely to feature regularly in the forecast over the next few days, with a persistent northwest flow continuing to bring wet weather to the west, and windy conditions in the east. MetService have issued updated Severe Weather ... More >>

Warming up a little this week

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:42 pm | MetService

After last week's cold temperatures, this coming week looks to be dominated by warmer northwest winds. Daytime temperatures in some eastern areas will push into the high teens and could even surpass 20 degrees in Napier and Hastings. This is quite a change ... More >>

A welcome break ahead

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:56 pm | MetService

Many places will experience a brief break from the stubborn cold southwesterly flow on Thursday, except around Northland and Auckland where southwesterlies and showers, with small hail will continue. "Light winds and generally fine conditions are ... More >>



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