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Muggy Conditions Remain For Upper North Island

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 1:15 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting the cold front (that caused Christchurch’s 2pm temperature to drop from 28C to 12C from Sunday to Monday) to stall over the Central North Island, and as it does northern regions are in for another run of humid days this week. MetService ... More >>

The Weather Comes To The Party For Labour Weekend

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 1:18 pm | MetService

For Labour weekend, MetService is forecasting warm, humid conditions for most of the country, albeit with some wet weather in the mix. A persistent draw of warm air from the subtropics raises the overall temperatures of the country over the coming ... More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 2:14 pm | MetService

Average to below average Tropical Cyclone Season expected for Southwest Pacific There is a heightened chance that New Zealand will be affected by an ex-tropical cyclone during the upcoming Tropical Cyclone season of November to April. New Zealand ... More >>

Increasing Mugginess This Week In The North, But Settled Elsewhere

Monday, 19 October 2020, 12:24 pm | MetService

MetService expects a distinct contrast in the weather this week, as a developing weak low pressure system over the Tasman Sea pulls tropical air onto the North Island, while a broad ridge of high pressure means settled weather for the South Island. ... More >>

Settled Conditions Are Short-lived

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 1:34 pm | MetService

MetService has a close eye on this weekend’s weather as the trend of changeable weather continues. Snowfall dusted alpine roads overnight as a chilly southerly brought cold air across the country. MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree explains, “It’s ... More >>

Temperatures And Weather Yo-yo Through The Week

Monday, 12 October 2020, 11:16 am | MetService

MetService is forecasting a week of fluctuating weather conditions, as brief but intense weather systems periodically move up New Zealand over the coming days. MetService Meteorologist, Angus Hines says, “If you didn’t get rained on during the commute ... More >>

A Cold Start To The Weekend, Then Warmth For The South Island

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 12:30 pm | MetService

  MetService is eyeing a ridge of high pressure which will bring settled, fine weather up the east of the South Island at the start of the weekend before the ridge heads off to the east on Sunday. MetService Meteorologist Andy Best comments, ... More >>

This Week: Windy, Briefly Wet, Then Cooler

Monday, 5 October 2020, 11:39 am | MetService

A ridge of high pressure is in place over Aotearoa, leading to mainly fine conditions. Strong northwesterlies ahead of a front affect eastern parts of southern and central New Zealand early this week and MetService has issued warnings and watches. The front ... More >>

Windy In The South, Settled In The North, Warmth Returns To Aotearoa

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 12:52 pm | MetService

October has started on a frosty note. However, MetService is expecting temperatures to rebound this weekend with the return of warm, breezy northwesterly winds. A humid northwesterly flow is forecast to begin on Friday and remain over the South Island ... More >>

Severe September Chill Across New Zealand

Monday, 28 September 2020, 2:25 pm | MetService

The severe weather continues, with MetService forecasting an unseasonably cold start to the week as several cold fronts, followed by an influx of frigid air, continue to bring snow to many parts of the country. Cold air pulled in from the Antarctic ... More >>

Disrupted Travel And Severe Weather To Start The School Holidays

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 1:12 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting heavy rain, strong winds and big waves to impact the nation this weekend, just as the school holidays kick off. Transport disruptions are likely, along with challenging conditions for livestock in the South Island early next week ... More >>

Equinoctial Gales

Monday, 21 September 2020, 11:56 am | MetService

  The spring equinox falls on Wednesday this year, and MetService are forecasting this to align with a spell of gales and heavy rain. MetService meteorologist Tom Adams explains “A classic spring weather pattern consists of high pressure over ... More >>

After A Wild Start, We Ease Into A Settled Weekend

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 12:24 pm | MetService

  MetService is forecasting broad areas of severe weather today (Thursday), with some of it lasting into Friday as an active cold front pushes up the country. The front moves over the central North Island around midday Friday and is replaced ... More >>

Windy Westerlies Prevail

Monday, 14 September 2020, 1:51 pm | MetService

Secure your trampoline - MetService is forecasting westerlies to prevail this week, bringing periods of rain and gales across Aotearoa. MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree explains, “Several fronts are expected to move up the country over the ... More >>

Cold But Mainly Settled Weather This Weekend

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 11:43 am | MetService

A cold change is making its way up the country and MetService is forecasting rain to turn to snow for some elevated roads. However, most of the wet weather moves off the country on Friday leading to a relatively settled weekend albeit colder than ... More >>

Westerlies For The Weekend

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 12:24 pm | MetService

    Spring is in full swing, having already delivered a smorgasbord of weather over the course of this week. After a fine and frosty finish to the working week, MetService is forecasting warm and wet westerlies for the weekend. The cold ... More >>

Weather To Swing Into Spring

Monday, 31 August 2020, 11:35 am | MetService

  MetService is forecasting changeable weather for much of the country this week, with bursts of rain or showers, snow to low levels over the South Island, periods of strong to gale force winds, and wildly swinging temperatures likely. A ... More >>

Spring Is Just Around The Corner

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 12:12 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a showery weekend for the west of both Islands and a finer one for the east. However, ahead of this are several fronts bringing some snow today and rain tomorrow.  MetService meteorologist Andy Best says, “An active ... More >>

A Return To Cold Conditions

Monday, 24 August 2020, 12:51 pm | MetService

  MetService is forecasting an active weather week ahead, with a southwesterly change in wind flow bringing a gradual return to cooler conditions for the last full week of meteorological winter. A dynamic atmosphere over the Tasman Sea has seen ... More >>

Active weather continues over New Zealand

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 1:32 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a continued period of unsettled conditions, with several lows and associated fronts bringing wet weather for many in the coming days. More >>