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Cool southeasterlies keep cloud in the east - otherwise fine

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 2:03 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting cool southeasterlies over the next few days, keeping cloud in the east, while other areas will be fine. Sunday sees warm temperatures returning to many places. More >>

The Weather This Week

Monday, 13 January 2020, 4:01 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting that the front currently over the country will move slowly up the North Island today bringing showers, some possible heavy for a time, to parts of Aotearoa. The South Island gets a ridge of high pressure for the rest of the week ... More >>

Cool week ends with Severe Weather

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 11:46 am | MetService

MetService had forecast a cold and windy start to the week as a cold front crossed over the far south of the South Island. The lingering southerly winds behind the front meant that for much of the working week New Zealanders experienced below average ... More >>

Calm in the North, Wet And Windy for the South

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 1:06 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting the cold and windy start to the week to make way for a fine weekend for a lot of Aotearoa, albeit quite windy in spots. Northwesterly winds will bring a return to summery temperatures. More >>

Colder than average temperatures this week

Monday, 6 January 2020, 4:33 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting cool west to southwest winds across the country as Aotearoa sits on the eastern side of a large high sitting over the Tasman Sea. The wind from the south keeps temperatures below average for the first half of the week with wind-chill ... More >>

MetService warns campers of severe winds

Friday, 3 January 2020, 4:38 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a deep low to pass to the south of Aotearoa over the weekend which is pushing a westerly wind flow onto the country from Sunday. A front with strong northwest winds extends from the low and moves swiftly up the South Island ... More >>

Showery Southwesterlies for the new year

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 5:36 pm | MetService

Northwesterlies would have started the New Year with fine weather for most, but instead brought a hazy sunrise to many over the South Island. Although MetService expects our skies to return to blue again by tomorrow, the skies may darken for more usual ... More >>

A warm start to the new decade

Monday, 30 December 2019, 8:04 pm | MetService

“A large area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea builds a welcome ridge of high pressure over Aotearoa from New Year’s Eve onwards,” comments MetService meteorologist Andy Best, “with warm temperatures expected in most regions, but especially for ... More >>

Settled weather to end 2019

Thursday, 26 December 2019, 10:38 am | MetService

With Christmas presents open and stomachs likely full already, rest assured our team here at MetService are taking over from Santa’s elves to bring you the most up to date information for making plans for the final few days of 2019. More >>

Christmas and Boxing Day forecast

Monday, 23 December 2019, 12:33 pm | MetService

The all-important details for the Christmas and Boxing Day forecasts are now coming into focus, with MetService helping Santa decide the best route to avoid the rain and showers. More >>

More settled weather over weekend set to last into week

Sunday, 22 December 2019, 1:24 pm | MetService

With some people wondering where summer went earlier this week, the more settled weekend weather would have come as a relief. However, it remained relatively cool for some places, like Dunedin city whose overnight minimum temperatures were below ... More >>

Nearly Christmas!

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 12:26 pm | MetService

Metservice expects a busy weather week ahead in the run up to Christmas. The all important Christmas Day Forecasts on get the human touch from Friday as our meteorologists take over from the computer driven output. More >>

Severe Weather before Santa gets to town

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:20 pm | MetService

As excitement builds for Santa’s arrival, MetService has started receiving questions about the Christmas Day weather forecast, but it is also important for the public to be aware that there are several significant weather features striking Aotearoa ... More >>

After a settled week gone, the weather deteriorates

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 1:48 pm | MetService

“For much of last week, New Zealand saw relatively settled conditions, as a ridge of high pressure covered much of the South Island up until Thursday” comments meteorologist Andy Best. “The ridge eventually broke down by Friday, allowing a series of fronts ... More >>

Changeable weather continues into the weekend

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 1:18 pm | MetService

Changeable, Spring-like weather is forecast over the next week. Fast-moving weather features tracking up the country will bring showers to many, but rain to western areas of South Island, for the remainder of this week and into the weekend. More >>

Good window of fine weather this week

Monday, 9 December 2019, 12:27 pm | MetService

MetService have observed a shift in the weather. The northwesterlies which brought severe weather last week and during the weekend are gone. New Zealand is under a southwest wind flow bringing cooler air and clearer skies. This marks the beginning ... More >>

Thunderbolts and Lightning - very, very frightening

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 12:46 pm | MetService

New Zealand weather forecasters have been very busy over the first week of summer. MetService meteorologist Andy Best comments, “The weather pattern over Aotearoa has been more spring-like than summery, as weather systems continued to bombard our ... More >>

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

Friday, 6 December 2019, 5:22 pm | MetService

Issued by MetService at 05:18 pm Friday 06 December 2019. Valid until 06:15 pm Friday 06 December 2019. More >>

Rain and wind continue

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:08 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting more rain and gales for central and southern parts of New Zealand through to the end of the weekend, while eastern regions will be fine and warm. More >>

Summer Starts With Severe Weather

Monday, 2 December 2019, 2:17 pm | MetService

Metservice has issued a number of Severe Weather Warnings and Watches for Monday and Tuesday as a strong, moist northwest flow sets up over the country for the week. More >>



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