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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 >>

Wet and Windy Week Awaits

Monday, 2 December 2019, 10:42 am | MetService

Following a calm week of weather that ended a turbulent spring, windy and wet weather is once again the topic of the week’s weather conversation. More >>

Paparoa National Park – new weather forecasts

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:26 am | MetService

Critical safety decisions in New Zealand’s high country will soon be made easier by important changes to MetService mountain forecasts. More >>

A sunny end to spring this weekend

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 12:44 pm | MetService

MetService follows the meteorological seasons, so our summer begins 1 December. This weekend marks the transition between these seasons, but perhaps not in the way you would expect. More >>

Warm and settled weather to end spring

Monday, 25 November 2019, 1:38 pm | MetService

MetService says that the weather for the final week of spring will be mostly settled, though a front mid-week will bring rain to the south and west. Warm temperatures are also expected for most places this week, particularly for the North Island, where ... More >>

Heat and smoke mix, season starts in Tropics

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 1:36 pm | MetService

MetService has recorded hot temperatures around the country this weekend, with both Taupō and Tauranga beating their historic November maxima with 30.7C and 29.2C respectively. As well as the heat, New Zealanders will have noticed hazy skies this weekend as ... More >>

The Heat Is On

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:26 pm | MetService

After the severe weather experienced in the South Island last week, more stable conditions are forecast.  MetService meteorologist Andy Best says, “The more stable conditions will no doubt be welcomed by Cantabrians who experienced severe thunderstorms, accompanied ... More >>

"Clean your BBQ" - MetService

Monday, 18 November 2019, 1:58 pm | MetService

MetService expects a bumpy start to the week’s weather, and an improving trend towards the weekend. Barbeque weather is forecast later this week. More >>

A changeable week behind us, but another ahead

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 12:22 pm | MetService

A series of fronts brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the country late this week. 24-hour rain totals approached 200mm at Arthur’s Pass on Saturday. More rain is on the way today and tomorrow, with an Orange Heavy Rain Warning in force ... More >>

Outlook for the weekend and into Monday

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:36 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a wet and windy weekend for parts of Aotearoa but it isn’t all doom and gloom as with some planning there will be opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. More >>

MetService launch new

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:22 pm | MetService

Today, after a three-month open beta period, MetService - New Zealand’s national weather authority - has launched its new website. is one of the most popular New Zealand based websites, providing national weather and marine forecasts ... More >>

Rain, rain, go away, come again on Thursday

Monday, 11 November 2019, 1:01 pm | MetService

Following a wet and thundery weekend, MetService are forecasting some sunnier days, in typical spring fashion, over the first half of the week. More >>

Over Half a Metre of Rain

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:28 pm | MetService

MetService forecasters have been busy this week, as a series of fronts and troughs brought significant rain. The largest accumulations were seen on the West Coast of the South Island, where several weather stations recorded over half a meter during ... More >>



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