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First Week of School Holidays Ending on a High

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 1:54 pm | MetService

“Though the past week has seen several fronts moving over the country there has been plenty of fine weather in-between allowing for ample time for those on school break to get outside and enjoy the warming temperatures. Christchurch hit a balmy ... More >>

MetService Forecasts a Mostly Fine Weekend

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:57 am | MetService

The middle weekend of the school holidays is shaping up to be “not too bad” weather-wise, says MetService. More >>

Government decision on R&D tax incentives delivers

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:45 pm | MetService

Government decision on R&D tax incentives to deliver a wealth of benefits Source: MetService More >>

Dry weather wins battle over weakening fronts

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:00 pm | MetService

Several fronts weaken as they move over New Zealand this week, resulting in plenty of fine weather for the first week of the school holidays. More >>

Front dumping heavy rain over western South Island

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 11:52 am | MetService

A front is bringing heavy rain to the western South Island today as it moves slowly north. “Milford Sound has recorded the most rain with over 190mm so far since the beginning of Saturday,” says MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey. More >>

A welcome ridge gives way to an active front

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:40 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a ridge of high pressure to bring settled weather to much of the country this weekend, in time for school holidays and the start of Daylight Saving. More >>

Heavy snow, rain and bitterly cold southwest gales

Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:25 pm | MetService

Snow has fallen to 300 metres over parts of southern New Zealand this morning, and there’s more snow to come through to the middle of this week. More >>

More spring snow this week

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 1:10 pm | MetService

It’s the Spring Equinox today, which is when the overhead sun shifts from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. The hours of daylight and nighttime are of approximately equal duration all over the planet, and in New Zealand the hours of ... More >>

Enjoy the weekend weather as change is coming

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:21 pm | MetService

MetService is encouraging everyone to make the most of the weekend’s weather as a cold front approaches from the south bringing a return of ‘winter-like’ conditions. More >>

Snow on the way out, a ridge on the way in

Monday, 17 September 2018, 3:06 pm | MetService

Snow fell overnight and this morning over many parts of the lower South Island and was well forecast over the past couple of days by MetService meteorologists. Although it may have come as surprise to many people, cold southerly outbreaks are not uncommon ... More >>

Two contrasting weather systems affect New Zealand this week

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 3:25 pm | MetService

The cold southerlies which affected southern and eastern parts of the North Island last weekend eased on Monday as the low pressure system moved well east of Aotearoa. MetService meteorologist Andy Best commented “The upper half of the North Island ... More >>

$11.5 million grant to help safeguard NZ's blue economy

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:47 pm | MetService

A new research project spearheaded by MetService’s oceanography division, MetOcean Solutions will shed new light on the performance of New Zealand’s oceans to support the seafood sector. More >>

A Spring buffet for Aotearoa

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:38 pm | MetService

Rain, snow, gales and warm temperatures are in the forecast through to early next week, as weather systems preceded by northwesterly winds move onto the country from the Tasman Sea. More >>

Mostly paki-fine weather for Māori Language Week

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:08 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a mostly paki or fine week this week, with a lingering front over the upper North Island the only significant weather feature for today. More >>

The Low That Just Wouldn't Go

Sunday, 9 September 2018, 2:49 pm | MetService

Strong winds and isolated showers today are all that remains of the low, which brought prolonged rain and strong southerlies to the east of the North Island and upper South Island over the past week. More >>

A welcome respite from the rain and wind for central NZ

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 1:24 pm | MetService

After a week of wild weather across central New Zealand courtesy of a slow-moving trough, which saw nearly 290mm of rain fall in inland Hawke’s Bay over the last two and a half days, people will be pleased to hear that a respite is in store this ... More >>

Cold, wet and windy, while sun shines in the south

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:06 pm | MetService

A complex low is currently affecting New Zealand, bringing cold temperatures, wind and rain to much of the North Island and upper South Island. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure is spreading onto the lower South Island bringing frost and sunshine. More >>

A very cold, windy week ahead with snow featuring

Sunday, 2 September 2018, 2:59 pm | MetService

The transition from winter to Spring can often bring turbulent weather. Seas are still relatively cold around Aotearoa, but as the subtropics start heating up quickly and temperatures remain cold to the south us, the thermal contrast can result in ... More >>

False Start to Spring

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 1:30 pm | MetService

“The heavy rain over the northeast corner of New Zealand is set to continue today as a slow-moving front lingers, before slowly moving off to the east in the evening”, says MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe. “MetService has extended its Severe Weather ... More >>

Heavy Rain and Strong Winds on the Way

Monday, 27 August 2018, 1:22 pm | MetService

With severe weather confined to Fiordland today, heavy rain and strong winds may seem far away for the rest of New Zealand. However as we head into Wednesday severe weather will spread to other parts of the country as an active front moves across ... More >>

   

 

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