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Thursday Brings Respite From Adverse Weather

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:07 pm | MetService

After a wet and windy night for many, MetService is forecasting further winter weather, complete with snow, for New Zealand over the coming days – not the best start for the school holidays. However, there is some respite from Thursday. For the North ... More >>

The Sun Makes A Brief But Welcome Return

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:59 pm | MetService

Wintery weather has percolated our news stories recently, with MetService recording gale force southerlies, large swells and snow on mountain passes. The latest MetService forecasts show a respite is to hand, as high pressure slides across the country later ... More >>

This Week In One Word - Southerlies

Monday, 29 June 2020, 1:32 pm | MetService

Last week saw the country divided in half with the lower South Island having settled conditions while places in the North Island were seeing heightened thunderstorm activity with a couple of tornadoes making an appearance. This week, MetService is forecasting ... More >>

Heavy Rain Arrives In The North, Unsettled Weekend For Most

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:32 am | MetService

Heavy rain and strong easterlies are affecting parts of the upper North Island today, as a front moves slowly southwards. The rest of New Zealand can also expect unsettled weather over the next few days according to MetService. MetService Meteorologist ... More >>

Heavy Rain And Easterly Gales For Parts Of The North Island Later This Week

Monday, 22 June 2020, 11:20 am | MetService

Following on from the rain that fell about northern and eastern parts of the North Island during the past week, MetService is forecasting more rain and strong easterly winds for those areas during second half of this week, while the South Island is ... More >>

Wet weather continues for the north

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 1:14 pm | MetService

New Zealand has had an interesting weather week, with rain, winds and snow all making an appearance with noticeable flare for many across the country. MetService says there’s more to come through the coming weekend. More >>

Winter Flips The Switch: Wet Weather Returns

Monday, 15 June 2020, 12:22 pm | MetService

High pressure, dry air, and clear skies combined to bring calm frosty mornings across Aotearoa this past weekend. Some Otago towns saw their coldest June temperatures on record, with Alexandra Airport recording severe frosts for both Saturday and Sunday ... More >>

A Spell Of Rain, Then Cool And Calm

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 11:59 am | MetService

MetSevice expects changeable weather over the coming days. A ridge holds over the North Island today (Thursday) leading to settled conditions, while a cold front brings heavy rain to the South Island’s west coast. The front marches northwards this ... More >>

Two Sides of Winter in Two Weeks

Monday, 8 June 2020, 11:25 am | MetService

The first week of winter saw multiple low pressures and fronts ravage the country; the Coromandel experienced thunderstorms and flooding; winds gusting over 100km/h battered Auckland, and South Island roads closed under a blanket of snow at the weekend. ... More >>

Welcome To Winter

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 1:12 pm | MetService

Monday marked the first day of meteorological winter and according to MetService, the weather over the coming days is set to deliver on expectations. The country is already feeling the effects of the chilly season. MetService meteorologist Mmathapelo ... More >>

Mega Research Project Is Improving New Zealand’s Ocean Knowledge

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 2:43 pm | MetService

New Zealand’s leading marine scientists involved in the $11.5 million Moana Project have gathered virtually over two days [27-28 May] to review their progress in the five-year research project to revolutionise our understanding of Aotearoa’s oceans ... More >>

An Unsettled Outlook For Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 11:56 am | MetService

  MetService is forecasting unsettled weather for this long weekend and a warm start to winter on the 1st of June. An area of low pressure from the north Tasman Sea is forecast to move southeastwards across the North Island this long weekend, ... More >>

Mixed Bag Of Weather For The Coming Days

Monday, 25 May 2020, 1:34 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting unsettled weather for many as several fronts affect the country over the next few days. MetService meteorologist Mmatheplo Makgabutlane says the unsettled conditions follow on from the wet finish to the weekend. “A front ... More >>

Incoming Rain But A Mainly Fine Weekend

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 12:42 pm | MetService

Early next week MetService is forecasting a low-pressure system to bring rain to dry North Island areas. This system will see reasonable rain accumulations for many regions but is by no means a drought breaker. Before that system arrives, a front ... More >>

Cool And Settled Weather To Continue

Monday, 18 May 2020, 1:04 pm | MetService

Another week where settled skies dominate MetServices’ weather outlook. Fine weather welcomes teachers and students returning to school this week and offers bright days to resume outdoor activities. Where is the unsettled autumn weather you might be ... More >>

A mostly fine weekend, but showers affect the North Island

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 12:14 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting mostly fine weather this weekend, but showery easterlies will affect eastern parts of the North Island. More >>

Persistent Rain This Week Confined To The West Of The South Island

Monday, 11 May 2020, 1:32 pm | MetService

MetService has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for parts of western South Island with a front that moves north over the Island today while the rest of the country remains largely dry. This theme will continue most of the week with any fronts affecting ... More >>

Calm After An Active Weather Week

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 1:20 pm | MetService

The MetService is forecasting settled conditions after a what has been a busy weather week. A strong cold front, which delivered snow to many places across the South Island and lower North Island earlier this week, including the Tararua Range, left a colder ... More >>

The Rain Has Come, Will It Stay?

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:30 am | MetService

Precipitation has graced Aotearoa soils over the last 24 hours and continues today (Monday) for some places, no doubt a relief for many kiwis! Will the rain last? It will today for most, however for the rest of the week, MetService has a more settled ... More >>

Windy, Warm And Wet To End The Week

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 1:10 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a broad trough of low pressure to bring significant weather across Aotearoa this weekend, a stark shift from the settled weather of this working week. Gusty northerly winds will start to pick up Friday night ahead of an approaching ... More >>