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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 >>

Return of the Low

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 12:43 pm | MetService

It has been a very wet mid-week for central parts of New Zealand, as an area of low pressure moved across the Taranaki Bight bringing spells of heavy rain into Wellington, the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua. More >>

Warm and humid

Monday, 8 December 2014, 1:47 pm | MetService

It was a muggy and murky start to the week across Auckland and Northland as the remains of a front clung to the far North. Mid-week, active weather systems traverse the country bringing wetter weather to the central parts of New Zealand during Wednesday. ... More >>

Weather Report - Repeating patterns

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:58 pm | MetService

The weekend is shaping up to be a repeating pattern of bands of cloud and patchy rain followed by a return to high pressure and settled weather. For the North Island the drier day of the weekend will be Saturday, with a ridge of high pressure building ... More >>

A drier December for many

Monday, 1 December 2014, 10:24 am | MetService

"The MetService outlook for December indicates more Highs in the New Zealand region, overall," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "As we move into December, the weather over New Zealand should gradually start to settle. ... More >>

Blustery spring weather to continue

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:17 pm | MetService

The windy spring weather is set to continue this week, with several fronts bringing bouts of rain to western areas, and warm temperatures with blustery northwest winds in the east. More >>

More wind on the menu

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 1:36 pm | MetService

It has been a windy spring so far and it looks like there's more of the same on the menu for the next few days. MetService has issued a Severe Weather Watch for northwest gales in eastern parts of the South Island and lower North Island today and Friday. ... More >>

Monday blues

Monday, 17 November 2014, 1:46 pm | MetService

The weather isn't going to help out much if you are suffering from a bout of post weekend sunshine blues. It is a wet and windy start to the week for the North Island as an area of low pressure barrels across the country from the Tasman Sea. This low ... More >>

A windy start to the weekend

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:46 am | MetService

There's a good-looking Canterbury anniversary day ahead of us, but with a cold front heading northwards across the country today there will be some unsettled weather to watch out for. More >>

An unusually late cold spell

Monday, 10 November 2014, 4:22 pm | MetService

After the fine and sunny weekend, there is a busy start to the weather week, with a number of volatile fronts moving over New Zealand. These fronts will herald an unusually late cold spell as we move through the week. "The temperatures this ... More >>

Ending the week on a high

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 2:00 pm | MetService

What a week for the weather! Last Sunday, the temperatures across many parts of the country reached the high twenties before falling with a bump on Monday. The return of the cold air brought some snow flurries about the higher ground of both Islands ... More >>

Cooler but more settled weather for the week ahead

Monday, 3 November 2014, 1:00 pm | MetService

It was a very windy end to the weekend, as a vigorous cold front travelled north across the country bringing heavy rain to the West Coast of the South Island and severe gales to the east. As this front moves away, it will leave some cooler and ... More >>

Cooler temperatures to continue into November

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:30 pm | MetService

"The MetService outlook for November indicates cooler than average temperatures are likely to dominate across the country, notably so in the first half of the month," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "There is a risk of further ... More >>

Changeable spring weather continues

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:42 pm | MetService

Wednesday was a very active and thundery day for the upper parts of the North Island, with lots of heavy and squally showers affecting Northland and Auckland. "The good news is that there will be a brief break", MetService Meteorologist Elke ... More >>

Cold and active spring weather

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 1:44 pm | MetService

A series of boisterous and rapidly moving fronts are expected to sweep across New Zealand today and Wednesday. More >>

Changeable weather but a fine start to the long weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:23 pm | MetService

A front followed by a cold southwest change is expected to sweep over the South Island today and the North Island on Friday. "Gales are likely in exposed places and a period of rain is expected over most of the country, "commented MetService ... More >>

Cold front to crash-gybe the Coastal Classic

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:13 pm | MetService

The weather forecast for this year's PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic looks encouraging for fast times, with running conditions expected during the race from Auckland to Russell. However, skippers will need to monitor the marine forecast, ... More >>

Yo yoing temperatures for some

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:44 pm | MetService

Temperatures over the South Island are expected to fluctuate significantly this week, with spells of fine weather interrupted by several showery, cold southerly changes. "Choosing what to wear this week will be tough for those in the South Island, ... More >>

Settled warmer weather taking a short break

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:00 pm | MetService

The high pressure system that brought fine weather for most of New Zealand this past week, has moved off to the east of the country today and is being replaced by an area of low pressure. "This should see a change in the weather for many places ... More >>



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