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"Clean your BBQ" - MetService

Monday, 18 November 2019, 1:58 pm | MetService

MetService expects a bumpy start to the week’s weather, and an improving trend towards the weekend. Barbeque weather is forecast later this week. More >>

A changeable week behind us, but another ahead

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 12:22 pm | MetService

A series of fronts brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the country late this week. 24-hour rain totals approached 200mm at Arthur’s Pass on Saturday. More rain is on the way today and tomorrow, with an Orange Heavy Rain Warning in force ... More >>

Outlook for the weekend and into Monday

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:36 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a wet and windy weekend for parts of Aotearoa but it isn’t all doom and gloom as with some planning there will be opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. More >>

MetService launch new

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:22 pm | MetService

Today, after a three-month open beta period, MetService - New Zealand’s national weather authority - has launched its new website. is one of the most popular New Zealand based websites, providing national weather and marine forecasts ... More >>

Rain, rain, go away, come again on Thursday

Monday, 11 November 2019, 1:01 pm | MetService

Following a wet and thundery weekend, MetService are forecasting some sunnier days, in typical spring fashion, over the first half of the week. More >>

Over Half a Metre of Rain

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:28 pm | MetService

MetService forecasters have been busy this week, as a series of fronts and troughs brought significant rain. The largest accumulations were seen on the West Coast of the South Island, where several weather stations recorded over half a meter during ... More >>

Rain this weekend but not a washout for all

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 12:03 pm | MetService

“However, it won’t be a complete washout for everyone,” says MetService Meteorologist Stephen Glassey. More >>

A warm week ahead

Monday, 4 November 2019, 12:41 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologists are forecasting a warm week ahead for many places, though not as hot as the temperatures seen the past weekend. Temperatures pushed above 30C for some parts this weekend, particularly for the eastern South Island, though it ... More >>

A Tasman High brings summer-like temperatures

Sunday, 3 November 2019, 1:36 pm | MetService

During the final week of October and into the first few days of November, a building area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea has dominated New Zealand’s weather. MetService meteorologist Andy Best comments, “This area of high pressure meant ... More >>

Warm weather for the weekend

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 12:03 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting that the large and slow-moving high over the Tasman Sea is poised to bring settled and warm weather to much of the country this weekend, which lingers over northern and central New Zealand into the middle of next week. More >>

Sunday roast for eastern and inland areas

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 11:46 am | MetService

Metservice are forecasting temperatures to climb into the mid to late twenties for eastern and inland areas this weekend. Some places in Marlborough and Canterbury may even get to thirty degrees on Sunday. More >>

From cold and snow, to warm northwesters

Monday, 28 October 2019, 12:25 pm | MetService

MetService forecasts called for a cold start to the week just gone, with Severe Weather Watches in place for snow for parts of inland Canterbury and Otago on Tuesday and Wednesday, and strong southwesterly winds adding to the chill in the air. However, ... More >>

Low pressure sets trend for cold week ahead

Monday, 21 October 2019, 11:48 am | MetService

MetService is predicting a series of fronts to cross the country today and the rest of the week which will bring wet, cold and windy weather for much of New Zealand. As it is following a regular Spring pattern, these systems are rather mobile and ... More >>

An unsettled week gone but another cold week ahead

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 2:33 pm | MetService

“Unsettled conditions dominated the weather over Aotearoa this past week”, comments MetService meteorologist Andy Best “but the week ahead is looking cold as we transition into a southwesterly weather pattern”. More >>

Heavy rain for the South Island's west coast

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 12:35 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a low-pressure system to affect New Zealand from Friday, bringing rain, especially to parts of the South Island. There is then brief improvement in the weather before a front approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea on Sunday. More >>

Two lows to affect New Zealand this week

Monday, 14 October 2019, 12:11 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting two separate low-pressure systems to affect different parts of New Zealand this week. The first low is moving over the North Island in the first half of this week, while the second low will move over the South Island ... More >>

Rain and strong winds to affect the North Island

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 1:36 pm | MetService

An intensifying low-pressure system approaching from the northwest is expected to deliver heavy rain and strong winds to large parts of the North Island in the first half of this week. More >>

Near Average Tropical Cyclone Season expected

Friday, 11 October 2019, 11:49 am | MetService

A ‘near-average’ Tropical Cyclone Season is forecast this year, with 9 to 12 named cyclones expected to occur in the Southwest Pacific between November and April. About four of these may be severe, reaching category three or higher. New Zealand ... More >>

A tale of two lows

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 12:01 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting the heavy rain to ease and weather to become mainly fine for the North Island this weekend, while the South Island remains cloudy and wet thanks to a low-pressure lingering just west of the South Island. Another low-pressure ... More >>

Significant wet weather for the west of the South Island

Monday, 7 October 2019, 2:01 pm | MetService

“Conditions for the West Coast of the South Island are looking particularly wet in the coming days,” comments MetService Meteorologist Andy Best, “as a slow-moving front and deepening Low over the Tasman Sea affect the South Island this week.” More >>



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