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A Tale of Two Lows

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 12:55 pm | MetService

While most of New Zealand has enjoyed a couple of days of fine weather,thanks to a ridge of high pressure sitting over the country, this is not set to last. A low pressure system is approaching from the Tasman Sea, bringing rain to most places ... More >>

A touch of spring for many

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:56 pm | MetService

This week we'll see the full spectrum of weather across New Zealand (how very spring-like) and there are some warmer temperatures in the forecast too. More >>

A week of two halves

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 7:15 pm | MetService

A front will move north over New Zealand during Monday and Tuesday bringing rain, before clearing the country on Wednesday. "Most places will get wet weather with this front, but the second half of the week is looking mainly dry," said ... More >>

A Dirty High

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 1:45 pm | MetService

A broad high moves slowly over New Zealand on Friday andSaturday,followed by a front advancing over the country from Sunday night into early next week. While the high will bring more settled conditions than we've seen over the past few weeks, it will ... More >>

Changeable week but settled weekend

Monday, 17 August 2015, 2:02 pm | MetService

The complex low and associated fronts which meandered over the country through the weekend brought rainfall to the whole country. The most significant accumulations over the weekend were along eastern ranges of the North Island, where 40-80mm was ... More >>

Four seasons in one week

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 12:06 pm | MetService

Sunny weather on Monday will gradually deteriorate on Tuesday and Wednesday as a front moves northwards up the country. This is followed by a cold southerly change, but by Thursday high pressure starts to build signalling a settled end to the week. More >>

Relentless Winter

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 3:42 pm | MetService

El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean typically mean an increased likelihood of stormy southerlies over New Zealand. This El Nino winter has been no exception, and the trend is set to continue as long range forecasts indicate colder than average ... More >>

South Island ski fields turning it on

Monday, 10 August 2015, 1:34 pm | MetService

The southerly flow which brought another decent dumping of snow to New Zealand's ski fields during the weekend is dying out over the South Island today, making conditions excellent for skiers and snowboarders for the first half of this week. "A ridge ... More >>

Welcome sunshine for some

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 4:22 pm | MetService

A cold southerly flow over New Zealand should bring plenty of sunshine in northern and western parts of both islands during the first half of this week. "This sunshine will be well earned after all the rain these places had last week," ... More >>

Winter Continues

Friday, 7 August 2015, 9:02 am | MetService

After the front which brought heavy rain and strong northerly winds across much of the upper North Island during Thursday morning, with 105mm of rain in 12 hours recorded at Cape Egmont, the trend through to the weekend is for a change to cold, showery ... More >>

Winter Continues

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 3:30 pm | MetService

After the front which brought heavy rain and strong northerly winds across much of the upper North Island during Thursday morning, with 105mm of rain in 12 hours recorded at Cape Egmont, the trend through to the weekend is for a change to cold, showery ... More >>

A cold weekend on the way

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 2:28 pm | MetService

After a relatively warm start to the week for many, thanks to warmer subtropical air, a colder southerly flow will soon make its presence felt and the weekend will see a return to winter. More >>

A cold August with severe weather to start

Monday, 3 August 2015, 11:18 am | MetService

"A colder than usual August is expected for all regions of the country.While this is likely good news for skiers, it will mean larger power bills for many of us," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "The month starts ... More >>

Rain bands sweep country

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:19 am | MetService

A wet but mild start to the week is forecast with moist air from the Tasman Sea hitting our shores. However, a southerly change is expected towards the end of the week, bringing snow showers to the south and dropping temperatures back down. More >>

A weekend warm up

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 1:59 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure will deliver settled weather to much of New Zealand to end the working week. Into the weekend, a pair of fronts will affect the country, but despite rain and wind expected mainly in the west, temperatures will be slightly ... More >>

A major El Nino

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:19 am | MetService

Over the last few months, El Nino has continued to intensify. The ocean and the atmosphere have reinforced each other, helping to strengthen the climate pattern which resides in the tropical Pacific Ocean. "We have a major El Nino in play," said MetService ... More >>

Unsettled weather for the week ahead

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:36 am | MetService

An active front has been moving east across the country today bringing northerly gales and heavy rain to some parts of the South Island. Exposed places in inland Canterbury have seen gusts of 100 km/h this morning, while some gauges in Westland ... More >>

Mother Nature is becoming restless

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 2:51 pm | MetService

A large wintertime high has brought settled weather to much of the country this week and continues to do so as it moves slowly eastwards over the next day or so. Many people will have awoken to frost on the ground at their place recently. This ... More >>

More settled weather on the way - but the cold remains

Monday, 20 July 2015, 12:38 pm | MetService

An icy southerly flow made for a wintry weekend across the South Island and lower North Island. Snow fell to low levels across parts of the South Island, and southerly gales blasted their way up the country, which helped generate ten metre waves in ... More >>

A cold wet and windy Weekend

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:56 pm | MetService

While today and tomorrow look relatively settled weather wise across the country, all eyes are on a significant weather system set to affect New Zealand over the weekend. A low pressure system developing over the Tasman Sea today is set to intensify as ... More >>



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