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A Wet And Windy Monday Leads Into A More Settled Week

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:07 pm | MetService

Severe weather is affecting many parts of the country today (Monday), then MetService is forecasting an easing trend as the week goes on. An active front with strong northeasterlies is crossing Aotearoa today, and MetService has Severe Weather Watches and Warnings ... More >>

Respite Before The Rain Returns

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 12:48 pm | MetService

After active weather gradually clears away today (Thursday) and tomorrow(Friday), MetService is forecasting settled conditions until the latter parts of Sunday before the next frontal system brings potentially severe weather. Messy weather continues ... More >>

Severe Weather Watches

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 1:06 pm | MetService

Issued at: 8:39am Sunday, 18th July 2021 Situation A broad active trough over central and northern New Zealand is forecast to bring further periods of heavy rain and strong winds today (Sunday) and into the early hours of Monday morning. Heavy Rain Watches ... More >>

Wild And Windy Forecast For Top Of The South And The West Coast

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 3:12 pm | MetService

Heavy rain is forecast for the upper South Island/Te Wai Pounamu and the West Coast tomorrow and into the weekend. Severe gales are also forecast for Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough. Given it is the school holidays, roads could be busier than usual, ... More >>

Cool Southwest Flow Followed By A Low

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 11:48 am | MetService

Cold southwest winds are forecast to bring showery weather to much of New Zealand through to Saturday, with MetService expecting snow down to 200 metres across southern New Zealand at times. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing over the Tasman Sea in the form ... More >>

More Snow For The South

Monday, 5 July 2021, 1:14 pm | MetService

Heavy rain, strong winds, and snow are forecast by MetService as a couple of fronts move over New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is after a large area of high pressure brought fine and frosty weather to most places over the weekend. The coldest ... More >>

Haere Mai To High Pressure

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 12:22 pm | MetService

Swells are easing, snow has cleared, and MetService is forecasting a string of fine days ahead. New Zealanders will welcome a sunny weekend. The change is driven by a high-pressure system that takes charge of Aotearoa’s weather through weekend ... More >>

Antarctic Blast

Monday, 28 June 2021, 12:34 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a blast of Antarctic air rolling over Aotearoa in the next few days, bringing powerful swells, strong winds, and snow for many. With strengthening southerly winds for the South Island, south to southwest swells of 6 to 8 metres ... More >>

Update 1 Heavy Swell Warning

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 1:47 pm | MetService

We are expecting strong Southerly swells on Tuesday: Issued by MetService at 1216 hours Sunday 27-Jun-2021 South of East Cape; Southerly swell rising to 4.5m Tuesday afternoon. Southerly swell easing to 3.5m Thursday morning and 3m Thursday evening. ... More >>

Wet Weekend For The West And Polar Blast Early Next Week

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 12:36 pm | MetService

With many inland regions over the North Island seeing sub-zero temperatures this morning and Auckland Airport recording its lowest temperature for 2021 many would have felt the chill this morning after the generally warm night-time temperatures ... More >>

The Continuing Storm Before The Brief Calm

Monday, 21 June 2021, 12:52 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting continued active weather for eastern and central Aotearoa, before the weather system pulls away to the east of the country during Tuesday, taking the wet and windy weather with it. A complex low pressure system slowly moved across ... More >>

Wet Weekend For Most

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 12:48 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a broad, complex low to move over the country this weekend bringing rain to the North Island and the Upper South Island. MetService Meteorologist Rob Kerr says, “The centre of the main low is expected to track southeast over ... More >>

Bouts Of Rain, Warm Temperatures And Cloudy Days

Monday, 14 June 2021, 12:53 pm | MetService

Wet, cloudy and warmer than average temperatures are the three main 'weather flavours' expected over Aotearoa this week, according to MetService, with most regions getting a scoop of one, two or three of these weather conditions. The complex low pressure ... More >>

Warm Nights On The Horizon

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 12:39 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting an end to the relatively settled conditions over Aotearoa during the weekend, as the ridge of high pressure over the country begins to drift away east. Meteorologist Alwyn Bakker explains: “As the ridge moves off, it’s ... More >>

Active Weather Eases This Week

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 12:57 pm | MetService

There was plenty of active weather this past Queen’s Birthday long weekend for northern New Zealand, as a low pressure system north of the country brought cloudy, windy and rainy days. MetService is forecasting further rain and wind for parts of ... More >>

Settled Start To The Long Weekend, Before A Wet Change

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 1:32 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a settled, albeit cloudy, start to the Queen’s Birthday weekend for most of Aotearoa, before a wet weather change in the west on Saturday, and elsewhere into Sunday. A ridge of high pressure holds on over most of the country ... More >>

Fine Weather To Follow MetService Red Warning In Canterbury

Monday, 31 May 2021, 12:30 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting that the rain in Canterbury will ease today and clear during Tuesday, followed by several days of fine and dry weather for the region. This will allow river levels to slowly fall and floodwaters to drain away so the ... More >>

MetService Issue Red Warning For Canterbury & Multiple Warnings Elsewhere

Friday, 28 May 2021, 4:28 pm | MetService

MetService are alerting people to a significant weather event affecting the country over the weekend. A complex low pressure system and associated fronts will move across the country from Saturday. It is bringing the risk of thunderstorms to the top of ... More >>

Significant Rain For Canterbury This Weekend

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 1:34 pm | MetService

The current settled weather over much of Aotearoa New Zealand will give way to a complex low and its associated fronts, which will slowly move across the country on Friday and through the weekend. MetService is forecasting strong winds and heavy ... More >>

Low Pressure Continues To Bring Wind And Heavy Swell

Monday, 24 May 2021, 12:01 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a deep, slow-moving low northeast of New Zealand which directs a strong, moist southeast flow across the North Island over the next few days. Although, a ridge of high pressure and cold settled weather lies over the much ... More >>