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Southwest Winds Bring Wind Chill and Large Swell

Monday, 13 May 2019, 2:00 pm | MetService

The weather is slowly improving, after a stormy start to the week. The cold front that brought rain and strong northerly winds on Sunday, is followed by strong southwesterly winds over the country today (Monday). More >>

A cooler and windier week ahead

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 12:03 pm | MetService

A low from the Tasman Sea is forecast to move over New Zealand later today and early Monday bringing strong winds and rain to many places. The latest severe weather warnings and watches associated with this low can be found here ... More >>

Ridge gives way as strong front expected on Mother's Day

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 12:28 pm | MetService

The last week has been dominated by above average temperatures and settled weather. Kiwis have forgotten that Winter is coming but we are about to be reminded as Autumn returns to normal, with a series of fronts in the next few days. More >>

High pressure gradually loses grip on New Zealand

Monday, 6 May 2019, 1:25 pm | MetService

High pressure dominates New Zealand’s weather early this week. However, the high drifts eastwards later in the week allowing a couple of fronts to move over the country. More >>

Calm, Clear but Cloudy

Sunday, 5 May 2019, 12:45 pm | MetService

In the midst of calm and clear weather under a high currently bloating over the country, fog formed over Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island) this weekend. While an indication of a fine day in store, this wasn’t before travel disruptions impacted many. More >>

Mainly settled weather and above average temperatures

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 12:48 pm | MetService

As a ridge of high pressure continues to dominate New Zealand’s weather for the coming days, MetService is forecasting mainly settled weather with warmer temperatures in store for the country from Saturday. More >>

Severe weather starts the week, but ends on a high

Monday, 29 April 2019, 12:13 pm | MetService

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds is not the most pleasing way to start the working week, but MetService says the rest of the week promises fine weather. More >>

Cold Front Déjà Vu But Colder Stronger Winds

Sunday, 28 April 2019, 12:51 pm | MetService

The weather this weekend has similarities with a party mix lolly bag... There was a bit of everything! More >>

Typical Autumn weather set for the weekend

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 5:28 pm | MetService

A mature low that has been causing a lot of the North Island weather the last few days is moving off to the east as it gives way to a more typical Autumn weather pattern. MetService is forecasting westerlies with a few fronts embedded in them for New Zealand ... More >>

A wet Monday for most, but improving into the short week

Monday, 22 April 2019, 12:40 pm | MetService

As the long weekend draws to an end, a front moving slowly eastwards across the North Island will bring rain to much of central and northern New Zealand, with the heaviest falls expected in Eastern Bay of Plenty and the Gisborne Ranges where a Heavy Rain ... More >>

Indoor Weather for Some as Easter Weekend Ends

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 1:54 pm | MetService

With a front and low pressure duo set to bring at least a period of rain to much of the country today or Monday the dry weather which lasted much of the week may seem like a distant memory. More >>

Wet weather travels north over Easter weekend

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12:17 pm | MetService

A ridge of high-pressure which has been dominating Aotearoa this week is set to give way to a front this Easter weekend. More >>

Fine weather to start the school holidays

Monday, 15 April 2019, 2:21 pm | MetService

High pressure is the theme for the first week of the school holidays, and the lead up to Easter. This means that weather will be generally settled for most places. Much of the country is already seeing sunshine on Monday, though cloud and the odd ... More >>

MetService: It’s all about the High

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 11:57 am | MetService

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, quoting John Keats poem - To Autumn, the past few days had a real autumnal feel to them. High pressure took a hold over much of the country and brought crisp, cool mornings over much of Aotearoa. Frosts ... More >>

Active front followed by a cool change

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 12:25 pm | MetService

A front that dropped around 200mm of rain on the ranges of South Westland during Wednesday and caused the temporary closure of State Highway 6 between Makarora and Haast, is now making its way across central and northern New Zealand. Although the ... More >>

Brief break before further rain

Monday, 8 April 2019, 1:55 pm | MetService

A weather system presently bringing rain to eastern parts of the North Island is expected to move away as we head through Monday, with Watches and Warnings for heavy rain in Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District expiring by the end of the day. Once ... More >>

Coldest weekend of the year so far

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 12:33 pm | MetService

Over the lower South Island, clear and calm conditions caused overnight temperatures to plummet below zero in many places. Most notably, Omarama got down to -5 degrees early on Saturday morning. Dunedin, Invercargill, and Alexandra also recorded their ... More >>

Wet in the East, Dry in the West

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 1:33 pm | MetService

The cliché of the weather for Aotearoa due to the general westerly flow goes; wet in the west, dry in the east. However, a departure from the New Zealand weather motto is in store this weekend. The coming days are set to be wet in the east, and dry ... More >>

First week of April sees cooler temperatures

Monday, 1 April 2019, 2:03 pm | MetService

A front which raced across the South Island this morning continues up the North Island this afternoon and evening. It has not only brought rain to the country, but this front will also initiate a change to cooler temperatures this week. More >>

Short Dose of Heavy Rain Set to Add to Deluge

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 4:09 pm | MetService

Short Dose of Heavy Rain Set to Add to the Huge West Coast Accumulations recorded last week More >>



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