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Springing into September

Monday, 29 August 2016, 11:59 am | MetService

Long sunny spells and warm temperatures mark the transition from winter to spring this week. Two weather systems that brought periods of rain on Monday weaken off on Tuesday, and by Wednesday a broad ridge of high pressure takes control of the ... More >>

A sandwich of weather systems to start the week

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:21 am | MetService

New Zealand will be bookended by inclement weather on Sunday and Monday, before a high pressure cell establishes dominance across the country on Tuesday. The high will provide a fittingly calm and mild finish to the winter, but the outlook is for ... More >>

A wet end to the week

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 2:09 pm | MetService

A low pressure system with several fronts is crossing over New Zealand during Thursday andFriday, causing wet weather for many. A Severe Weather Watch is in force for the potential for heavy rain and severe winds for parts of the upper North Island. The ... More >>

Changing weather whips up pollen

Monday, 22 August 2016, 2:49 pm | MetService

Picking your outfit this week will be a challenge, as a collection of conditions looks set to dictate the wardrobes of those treading outdoor catwalks – including those at New Zealand Fashion Week. More >>

Getting wetter through the week

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 5:42 pm | MetService

Sunny, calm and settled weather has prevailed over New Zealand for the last week, but that all changes as we look ahead into the coming days. A series of weather systems roll across the country from the Tasman Sea, bringing wetter and windier conditions ... More >>

The last good weekend of winter

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 1:39 pm | MetService

There are just two weekends left this winter, and this looks like the one to head outdoors. The last few days have seen blue skies and calm conditions for much of the country – albeit with some areas of fog, especially on the east coast of the ... More >>

A week of well-earned weather

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:59 pm | MetService

This week’s weather will be dominated by a ridge of high pressure which gradually slides across the country, spelling good news for those itching to get outdoors. The final symptoms of the turbulent last few weeks of weather are a pair of fronts ... More >>

From the grips of winter to a more typical August

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:19 pm | MetService

August has been pushing the bounds of winter so far, with heavy snowfall shutting the Napier-Taupo road for several days, and flooding in the north when over 140mm fell in the Warkworth and Coromandel regions. On Thursday morning Dunedin airport ... More >>

Big Chill Continues

Monday, 8 August 2016, 1:39 pm | MetService

It has been very cold over the past few days, with heavy snow affecting parts of both the South and North Islands, followed by severe frosts in a number of places. As cold southeasterlies prevail over the North Island, a ridge of high pressure builds ... More >>

Severe frosts for many as snow lets up

Monday, 8 August 2016, 10:27 am | MetService

Heavy snow fell in inland Hawkes Bay, and eastern parts of Taihape and Taupo from Friday to Sunday morning. Snow drifts of around a metre affected some areas, closing the Napier-Taupo Road. This was caused by a low east of Gisborne, which directed ... More >>

Site-specific forecasts for Turoa and Whakapapa skifields

Friday, 5 August 2016, 12:08 pm | MetService

MetService has teamed up with Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) to enhance the accuracy of MetService forecasts for both Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields. More >>

Look Out For Black Ice On Roads This Weekend

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 2:06 pm | MetService

A wintry blast blows over New Zealand from the southeast with low temperatures over the country forecast to drop further in the run up to the weekend. More >>

A cooler August for many of us

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 10:43 am | MetService

New Zealand temperatures turned a corner in July, with the abnormal warmth of the first half of the year now a distant memory. More >>

An unsettled end to the week

Monday, 1 August 2016, 1:35 pm | MetService

Showers or rain are expected for many places today, as a low and several fronts move across the country, though those in the east will be drier. Tomorrow will bring a brief reprieve, with showers clearing away, and some sunshine for most people. However, ... More >>

Wintry weather continues

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 12:35 pm | MetService

While New Zealand experienced a mild winter throughout June and much of July, the weather has recently taken a turn. Lately, we have been experiencing cooler temperatures and more changeable weather, and this trend is set to continue during the end of ... More >>

A changeable week of weather ahead

Monday, 25 July 2016, 1:55 pm | MetService

Many parts of New Zealand experienced severe weather over the weekend, with strong winds, heavy rain, large swells, and low snowfall for parts of the country. Rimutaka Hill received gusts up to 154 km/h, and Cape Turnagain received a gust as high as ... More >>

Wild weather to end the School Holidays

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:29 am | MetService

This weekend has seen severe gales, heavy rain, thunderstorms, snow and huge waves batter parts of the country. This was due to a very strong and moist northwesterly flow ahead of an active front, which was then followed by strong, showery westerlies. ... More >>

A weather tantrum to end the school holidays

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:05 pm | MetService

The good weather New Zealand has enjoyed for the end of the week takes a stormy turn as we move into the weekend. MetService has issued weather watches for heavy rain and gales this Saturday, with weather warnings expected on Friday morning. “The ... More >>

A topsy turvy week ahead - 18 July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:00 pm | MetService

Expect wild swings in the weather this week as a number of weather features cross the country from the Southern Ocean. Southwesterlies ease today, but another front with strong west to southwesterly winds sweeps northwards on Tuesday. MetService ... More >>

Unsettled weather to continue - 17 July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016, 10:48 am | MetService

It has been an unsettled week of weather, with heavy rain, thunderstorms, gales and snow affecting parts of the country. Most of the action took place over the South Island and lower North Island. MetService Meteorologist Peter Little commented, “Severe ... More >>



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