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Changeable Weather Continues Into The Weekend

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:32 pm | MetService

This week has seen much unsettled weather and MetService is forecasting this trend to continue with cooler temperatures expected to kick off the school holidays. An active low-pressure system brought plenty of thunderstorms to the western and upper ... More >>

Westerly; Wet And Windy

Monday, 12 April 2021, 12:29 pm | MetService

It’s autumn, it’s getting colder, there are westerlies, and it will be wet and windy. The week ahead doesn’t have much to brag about. Muggy warmth smothered much of Aotearoa over the weekend, making us feel like summer was still here. As 2021 ... More >>

An Unsettled Outlook For The Weekend

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 12:28 pm | MetService

For much of the last few days we’ve enjoyed mostly fine conditions, all provided by a broad ridge of high pressure. However, it’s the end of the golden weather, as MetService focuses on an active trough crossing the country this weekend. MetService ... More >>

Easter Weekend Scorcher Eases To Settled Warmth

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 12:25 pm | MetService

After a weekend of record and near-record April temperatures, MetService forecasts a return to more settled autumnal warmth. Timaru Airport reached 30.6°C on Sunday, beating its previous April record of 29.4°C from 1978. Christchurch Airport nearly ... More >>

Calm After The Storm For Easter Weekend

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:18 pm | MetService

After a soggy and thundery week for many, MetService forecasts relatively settled weather for Easter weekend. Thunderstorms have been rumbling across the North Island over the last three days, creating localised downpours, and sparking hundreds of ... More >>

A Wet And Wild Week In The Lead Up To Easter

Monday, 29 March 2021, 12:04 pm | MetService

After last week’s dry and settled weather, MetService is forecasting a wet and wild week for most in the lead up to the Easter long weekend as a humid airmass persists over the country. However, a cold front on Friday brings relief from the warm nights, ... More >>

Settled Days Before The Next Bout Of Weather

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 12:53 pm | MetService

The ridge that has called Aotearoa New Zealand home for over a week is slowly on its way out over the coming days. MetService is forecasting settled weather ahead of a low from the Tasman Sea that brings a wet change for parts of the South Island ... More >>

A Calm And Cloudy Week

Monday, 22 March 2021, 12:24 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting another week of high pressure over Aotearoa, which brings settled conditions. However, these settled conditions will breakdown for some areas by the weekend. MetService Meteorologist Ashlee Parkes elaborates, “Trapped moisture ... More >>

Sweet Weather This Weekend

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 11:26 am | MetService

With no severe weather on MetService’s outlook, and high pressure parked over the country, the weekend is set to be a stunner for most. “There’s nothing coming to mix things up, so today’s weather is set to persist until early next week," ... More >>

Unsettled Beginning To The Week

Monday, 15 March 2021, 11:58 am | MetService

The beginning of the week starts off unsettled with a frontal feature zipping up the country but MetService has settled conditions setting in for many from midweek. <img src="" ... More >>

Mostly Fine In Time For The Weekend

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 1:13 pm | MetService

A slow moving trough continues to affect the North Island, while a ridge of high pressure builds over the South Island. MetService has issued Watches and Warnings for Heavy Rain and possible Severe Thunderstorms but the weekend looks settled for ... More >>

Settled Autumn Week, But Brief Mid-week Change

Monday, 8 March 2021, 1:32 pm | MetService

Weather over Aotearoa New Zealand remains settled over the next couple of days until a wet weather system approaches mid-week. MetService is forecasting a cool, wet change to cut in on a mild Autumn week. As the country settles into the new season, the ... More >>

A Mostly Wet And Cooler Weekend

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:48 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting that most areas across Aotearoa will see wet conditions over the coming days. A front currently passing over the North Island sets the scene for the coming days, bringing localised areas of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms ... More >>

A Turbulant Start to Autumn

Monday, 1 March 2021, 1:26 pm | MetService

MetService says that on average the waters around Aotearoa are warmer in the first month of autumn than the first month of summer, but around two thirds of the country usually see higher air temperatures in December vs March. Whilst it will be warm, ... More >>

High Pressure Holding On For Now

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:49 am | MetService

A blocking ridge of high pressure lingers to the east of New Zealand through to the end of the weekend, with MetService predicting settled and warm weather to prevail across much of the country for the remaining days of summer. A frontal system that ... More >>

Warm Temperatures For The Last Week Of February

Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:17 pm | MetService

A blocking high over New Zealand is beginning to move away, but MetService says there’s still a few more days of warm and dry weather for most. MetService meteorologist Alwyn Bakker explains, “A low pressure system approaching Aotearoa from the Tasman ... More >>

Summer is Back

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:48 am | MetService

A ridge of high pressure has parked itself over Aotearoa and MetService says dry and sunny conditions can be expected throughout the weekend and into Monday. MetService meteorologist Ashlee Parkes explains, “Thanks to a persistent high, summer conditions ... More >>

Significant Summer Storm For Parts Of The North Island

Monday, 15 February 2021, 2:00 pm | MetService

Rain is topping up dams and relieving parched soil across the North Island today, but MetService cautions that more rainfall on Tuesday may cause significant impact for already saturated soil. Many areas of Northland were soaked overnight; in 24 ... More >>

Clear Skies Ahead, But Cloud And Rain To Come

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 12:33 pm | MetService

This weekend is sure to remind everyone that we’re still in the summer months. While it might not be the hottest of weekends, calm clear weather, especially on Saturday, will remind us that we’ve still got a wee way to go until autumn strikes. ... More >>

What’s With This Windy Wet Weather?

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 12:04 pm | MetService

Now here’s something we haven’t seen in a while… Rain and wind! Yes, it is summer (don’t you remember last week?) This week will be wet and a bit windy for most; however, the week will end on a calmer note. MetService are forecasting wet ... More >>