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Front on Saturday brings rain to much of the country

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:12 pm | MetService

An active front is set to cross the country during Saturday, bringing a period of rain for most people and the risk of some heavy falls for the west. However, it should be well to the east by early Sundayleaving a strong disturbed southwest flow in its ... More >>

Warm then Wet

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:56 pm | MetService

With the arrival of Summer, temperatures are gradually getting warmer and many places around New Zealand got a glimpse of barbecue weather over the weekend. This little taste of Summer saw Gisborne reach 24.6C on Sunday, and Marsden Point just south ... More >>

Sunny in many places for the first weekend of Summer

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 10:08 pm | MetService

Most people saw some sunshine on the first Saturday of Summer, and many will see more during Sunday. The north and east of the North Island are already basking in sunshine, and cloud over the South Island is clearing up. However, in the southwest ... More >>

Settled but not overly Sunny for Start of Summer

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:44 pm | MetService

A high covers New Zealand over the weekend and brings a mixed bag of weather. Usually we think of a high associated with fine weather. However, there will be some moisture in the form of cloud trapped underneath this high interrupting sunny weather. More >>

December 2016 – Some barbecue weather in the mix

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:06 pm | MetService

Most of New Zealand experienced a very wet November, due to frequent lows on the weather map. It was the wettest November on record for Wellington, and the third wettest November for Dunedin. “Kelburn recorded 239mm of rainfall last month, a ... More >>

Weather settles down for the start of summer

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:37 pm | MetService

Wild weather at the weekend saw strong winds up and down the country, downing powerlines and cutting electricity to homes in Dunedin and Central Otago. A gust of 198km/h was recorded in the Foveaux Strait on Saturday night. Heavy rain lashed western parts, ... More >>

Low brings severe gusts and late Spring chill to south

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 7:46 pm | MetService

Severe northwest gusts plagued central New Zealand last night and this morning. Severe Weather Warnings were in force for gusts of 130 km/hr in Wellington and Wairarapa, and a Watch is in force for Kapiti Coast. Gusts of 126 km/hr had been recorded in ... More >>

Windy westerlies this weekend

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:38 pm | MetService

A front moves across New Zealand tomorrow, bringing rain to the western areas, followed by strong winds that will be a feature of the weather into the weekend. Rain will be heavy in the west of the South Island on Friday and through the weekend, and Watches ... More >>

Hot temperatures and sunshine for many this week

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:05 pm | MetService

Sunshine is expected for most parts of New Zealand during the first half of this week, with hot temperatures for many. Maximums in the high twenties, and possibly even thirty degrees, are expected for eastern parts of New Zealand on Tuesday and ... More >>

Temperatures to rise this week

Sunday, 20 November 2016, 8:06 pm | MetService

After a horrendous week both earthquake and weather wise, we are fortunate enough to be heading into settled weather, with some high temperatures forecast in eastern areas later this week. More >>

Departing low opens the door for gale southerlies

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 2:04 pm | MetService

Showery, windy weather continues in many places today as a low moves away to the east. Unfortunately, this departing low opens the door for more rain and gales – this time from the south – to spread up eastern coasts in its wake. More >>

No let up in the weather

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:08 pm | MetService

MetService News Release Wednesday 16 November 2016 NO LET UP IN THE WEATHER   After an eventful week, the disruption many people faced due to the weather may not be over just yet. Unsettled weather is expected over most parts of the country today ... More >>

Severe weather to hit during quake clean-up

Monday, 14 November 2016, 12:42 pm | MetService

Severe weather is expected to hit New Zealand later today, including a number of areas affected by this morning’s earthquakes.  Severe weather warnings have been issued for strong winds and heavy rain developing this evening in central New Zealand, ... More >>

Soupy Skies for the Supermoon

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 7:58 pm | MetService

This weekend began with a wet Saturday, when parts of Wellington saw nearly a month’s worth of rain in a single day, causing slips and disrupting travel. Average November rainfall for Kelburn since 1928 is 88.3mm, whereas yesterday 84.4mm fell in 24 hours, ... More >>

Crossing Lows Bring Rain

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 2:18 pm | MetService

Frontal bands moving northwards over the South Island on Thursday brought heavy rain to the West Coast, causing disruption to traffic on State Highway 6 with some flooding and land slips. Further periods of rain are expected over central New Zealand today ... More >>

North Island brightening up during Tuesday

Monday, 7 November 2016, 2:16 pm | MetService

A rain band moving over the North Island overnight and this morning has been bringing heavy rain, with many places in the upper North Island recording 15 – 25 mm of rainfall within one hour last night. As the rain eases in the north, the weather ... More >>

Heavy rain and thunder possible for upper North Island

Sunday, 6 November 2016, 10:12 pm | MetService

A front making its way across New Zealand is gradually spreading rain eastwards across the country today. The rain is expected to become heavy at times over the upper North Island later today and on Monday, where Severe Weather Watches are in place. In addition ... More >>

Fizzle or the shizzle? Here’s your Guy Fawkes forecast

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 1:57 pm | MetService

With fireworks and bonfires planned for this weekend, many will be hoping for a calm dry Saturdaynight. The good news is that the showery weather that features at the end of the week takes a brief break on Saturday as a slim ridge rolls by. More >>

A warmer November for eastern regions

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 3:50 pm | MetService

Rainfall was abundant in many regions, with the notable exceptions of Wairarapa and southern Hawkes Bay. The North Island copped an unusually wet start to October, as did Nelson and Otago. “Canterbury and Marlborough also picked up significant totals ... More >>

An assortment of weather this week - Monday 31 October 2016

Monday, 31 October 2016, 3:07 pm | MetService

A lot of people woke up to frosts early on Monday morning, particularly for inland areas of both islands. Waiouru saw the coldest temperature, with -3.3C. For the South Island, Pukaki Airport was the coldest with -1.3C. Clear skies overnight were the ... More >>



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