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Heat Returns In The East

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 1:27 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a run of changeable weather to come, as summer makes a brief return, before a cold front sweeps through, pivoting back to hot weather next week. After a couple of days of unseasonably cool temperatures across the country, ... More >>

Active Front To Usher In A Cool Change This Week

Monday, 18 January 2021, 12:15 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting an active front to sweep across Aotearoa this week, bringing heavy rain to western parts of southern and central New Zealand and strong northwest winds to many places. The front is followed by a change to showery southwesterlies, ... More >>

A Few More Beach Days Before Next Week's Rain

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 12:32 pm | MetService

While warm and settled conditions will see out the week for most of New Zealand, MetService are forecasting temperatures to drop considerably next week as a new, cooler airmass moves over the country. Much of the South Island will see a dramatic ... More >>

On A Summer High

Monday, 11 January 2021, 11:56 am | MetService

With the return trek to the office well underway, it’s nice to know that even if holidays seem to finish as quickly as they started, at least summer continues. Warmer summertime air and a stubborn high have MetService forecasting a pleasant ... More >>

Active Weather Continues, More Settled Next Week

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 12:59 pm | MetService

A broad area of low pressure affects New Zealand for the next couple of days, before a fresh southwest change. MetService is forecasting active weather into the weekend, but relatively settled conditions look to prevail from Sunday into the new working ... More >>

Warm And Humid Conditions To Come

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 1:33 pm | MetService

MetService News Release 5/1/21 Covering period of Tuesday 5 – through until Sunday 10 Jan Warm and humid conditions to come Last week a trough moved slowly across New Zealand bringing periods of rain and thunderstorms to much of the country. Over the ... More >>

Instability – Warm, Humid Air At The Surface And Cold Air Aloft

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 11:16 am | MetService

The outlook for New Year’s Eve revelers is for mostly fine weather at the midnight hour, with generally light winds and temperatures in the mid-teens. MetService meteorologist Andy Best comments “We advise to wrap up warm if it’s going to be a long night. ... More >>

2020 Biggest Weather Events

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 3:24 pm | MetService

2020 saw MetService issue more than 300 Severe Weather Warnings issued over 50+ weather events. We’ve compiled five of the more notable events – from the first Red Warning for Heavy Rain to the upper North Island drought. Starting with firsts, ... More >>

New Year’s Eve Forecast

Tuesday, 29 December 2020, 12:14 pm | MetService

As the year draws to a close the weather is set to bring a few more curve balls around New Year’s Eve. MetService is forecasting mainly fine weather today (Tuesday) but some southern areas look to ring in the New Year with some rain. Temperatures ... More >>

The Fridge Door Will Be Left Open On Christmas Day

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 11:27 am | MetService

MetService says that while Christmas Day is shaping up to be mostly fine and warm across northern and central New Zealand, southerly winds are forecast to bring unsettled and cooler conditions farther south. These cold southerlies spread over the remainder ... More >>

Four Sleeps, Two Lows, A Good Dose Of Rain But No Tropical Cyclones To Go Until Christmas

Monday, 21 December 2020, 12:18 pm | MetService

MetService are forecasting a cloudy run in to Christmas, with some significant rain and strong winds especially around Christmas Eve. For Christmas Day however a southerly change ushers in clearer skies and cooler temperatures, although areas in the south ... More >>

Keeping A Close Eye On Tropical Cyclone Yasa

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:21 pm | MetService

With Christmas fast approaching and a category 5 tropical cyclone bearing down on Fiji the weather will be on everyone’s tongue. MetService meteorologists are keeping a close eye on these developments. Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa reached category ... More >>

Long Range Forecast For Christmas

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:44 pm | MetService

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the weather on 25 December will impact the decisions of many people nationwide. If you’re planning a BBQ, heading to the beach or deciding what you will wear to work – MetService is right there alongside you. ... More >>

Settled Weather For New Zealand; Turbulent In The Tropics

Monday, 14 December 2020, 12:27 pm | MetService

A high stalls over the country for the next few days, and MetService is forecasting a settled week of weather for much of New Zealand. This comes as activity in the tropics ramps up, with the first named Tropical Cyclone of the season in the Southwest ... More >>

Settled Weather On The Horizon

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 12:59 pm | MetService

After a last bout of rain, MetService is forecasting a fine weekend for most. The passage of a series of fronts is set to clear out the muggy weather and lower temperatures to near seasonal averages. MetService meteorologist Alwyn Bakker explains, “A stream ... More >>

Otago radar in operation

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:16 am | MetService

As of today, people in Otago can access real-time radar data through MetService platforms. More >>

MetService Board Confirm Stephen Hunt As New MetService Chief Executive

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 10:33 am | MetService

MetService Board Chair Sophie Haslem today announced the appointment of Stephen Hunt as the new Chief Executive of MetService. Mr Hunt starts with the organisation on January 18, 2021. Ms Haslem, on behalf of the MetService Board, is delighted to ... More >>

Summer Dragging Its Heels

Monday, 7 December 2020, 12:40 pm | MetService

Hints of summer are showing, however MetService is forecasting a mix of wet, warm and windy weather to dominate this week. MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree explains, “High pressure northeast of the country is steering warm, tropical air ... More >>

Summer Starts With A Spring-like Weekend

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 11:49 am | MetService

Although the run in to Christmas looks primed for settled weather, MetService is forecasting boisterous spring-like conditions for the upcoming weekend. MetService meteorologist Tom Adams explains, “Classic spring weather is high pressure to the ... More >>

An Uncharacteristic Start For The First Day Of Summer

Monday, 30 November 2020, 12:57 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting cold and wet weather for most today - the last day of spring, with the South Island the place to be for first day of summer. MetService meteorologist Andy Best says, “Strong, cold southerly winds and rain affect much ... More >>