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Foggy mornings continue, but sunny weather this weekend

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 12:34 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a ridge of high pressure to remain over Aotearoa through the weekend, bringing settled weather. Morning fog continues for some areas and temperatures are mostly normal for this time of year. A front then approaches the South Island ... More >>

Further rain for Eastern New Zealand

Monday, 30 March 2020, 12:26 pm | MetService

The MetService is forecasting a slow-moving front to continue to affect the eastern parts of the country. The heaviest rainfall is expected for Gisborne and Hawke's Bay today (Monday) into Tuesday morning, and a Heavy Rain Warning is still in place ... More >>

Unsettled Weather For The Weekend

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 1:28 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting unsettled weather for much of New Zealand over the next few days, and into the weekend. A low with an associated front makes its way across the country today (Thursday) and tomorrow, bringing rain and strong winds. There ... More >>

Dynamic Weather On World Meteorology Day

Monday, 23 March 2020, 1:50 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting a duo of southerly fronts this week, making for colder and wetter conditions – some active weather to mark World Meteorology Day (Monday 23 March). Monday and Tuesday see a strong southerly change travel up the country. ... More >>

Wet Weather In Store For Much Of New Zealand

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:18 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting changeable weather to continue into the weekend. A front makes its way across the country today and tomorrow, bringing showers to much of New Zealand. The cold front moving across the South Island will drop daytime temperatures ... More >>

Strong Winds And Heavy Swell for Parts of Upper North Island

Monday, 16 March 2020, 2:13 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting that Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gretel is tracking well to the north of New Zealand with the most noticeable effects being strong winds and heavy swell for some areas of New Zealand. There is a Strong Wind Watch in force for parts ... More >>

A Dry Weekend For Many

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 2:33 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure currently dominating New Zealand’s weather holds onto the end of the week with MetService forecasting that it will eventually loosen its grip over the South Island on Sunday when a front moves up the island. Cooler temperatures ... More >>

More Fine Weather After Yesterday’s Front

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 11:56 am | MetService

MetService is forecasting that the ridge of high pressure which now extends over New Zealand will bring fine, dry weather for most places across the country into the weekend. “The front that affected the North Island yesterday, bringing rain ... More >>

Northern Regions Experience A Record Dry Summer But Some Brief Respite This Week

Monday, 2 March 2020, 12:37 pm | MetService

  Meteorological summer runs from 1 December to the end of February. As we enter Autumn, Metservice can now confirm that this has been the driest summer on record for parts of the upper North Island. In Northland, Whangarei recorded its ... More >>

A Couple Of Fronts Moving North Deliver Rain, But Not Where It’s Wanted

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 1:44 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting varied weather for Aotearoa over the weekend, with two fronts bringing rain, but not for the areas that need it. MetService meteorologist Andy Best says: “The upper North Island has been under the influence of ridges ... More >>

Rain Still Hard To Come By For Most Of New Zealand

Monday, 24 February 2020, 11:23 am | MetService

  MetService is forecasting a mostly dry start to this week, with predominantly settled conditions. The front which moved over New Zealand on the weekend, provided some brief rain relief for drought-stricken parts of New Zealand. However, more rain ... More >>

Brief Rain To Interrupt Prolonged Dry Spell

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:31 pm | MetService

  MetService is forecasting a couple of fronts to move northeast across New Zealand on Friday and Saturday, bringing a period of rain that will interrupt the extremely dry weather experienced by many places this summer. However, a ridge ... More >>

Warm And Muggy Week Ahead

Monday, 17 February 2020, 12:30 pm | MetService

  As former Tropical Cyclone Uesi moves off to the southwest today, MetService has lifted all Severe Watches and Warnings. There are still a few areas, in the northwest of the South Island and the western North Island expected to receive some rainfall ... More >>

More Rain For The South While Dry Continues In The North

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 11:45 am | MetService

  Significant rain is expected for Southern New Zealand on Sunday, but there is no relief in the short term for the parched North Island. With Tropical Cyclone Uesi currently in the northern Tasman Sea, MetService meteorologists are ... More >>

Another dry week ahead, with temperatures rising

Monday, 10 February 2020, 12:41 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a slow-moving ridge of high pressure will bring dry and settled weather to most of the country this week, with no relief likely for parched areas. A southwesterly flow has kept temperatures on the cool side of the ledger ... More >>

Southerly Saturday and sunny Sunday

Friday, 7 February 2020, 10:21 am | MetService

MetService is forecasting a front to spread a southerly change up the country tomorrow (Saturday). The front brings strong winds and cooler air over Aotearoa, and a brief spell of rain for southern and central areas. This front is followed by a ridge of ... More >>

MetService have issued their first Severe Red Warning

Monday, 3 February 2020, 2:40 pm | MetService

MetService, is New Zealand’s only authorised provider of Severe Weather Watches and Warnings – the public alerts for severe weather. This is the first Red Warning MetService has issued since introducing this new level of warning reserved for the ... More >>

Warm and windy weekend increases risk of heatwave conditions

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 12:49 pm | MetService

Ongoing hot weather will peak at the end of this week, with MetService forecasting temperatures in the mid-thirties for towns on both Islands on Sunday and Monday. The extra boost to the already-warm and above average temperatures comes from a slab ... More >>

More of the same weather this week

Monday, 27 January 2020, 12:50 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a ridge of high pressure to persist over the North Island this week, leading to mostly settled weather and warm temperatures. The South Island is in an east west split, with on and off rain for the west coast and dry conditions ... More >>

Mainly settled and hot weather for most to end the week

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12:26 pm | MetService

Although the week gone has been mainly fine weather, southerly winds covered much of the country from Monday, meaning temperatures were more along average for this time of year. More >>



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