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Blue Skies For Most This Weekend

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 1:30 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting another high pressure system to sit over Aotearoa this coming weekend, bringing dry and settled weather for most. The cold front that swept up the South Island on Wednesday is weakening away as it tracks up the North Island ... More >>

Tongan Volcano And Cyclone Cody

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:05 pm | MetService

As Cyclone Cody moves away, swell and wind are still impacting Aotearoa advises MetService who also continue to monitor Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai volcano for possible disruptions to aviation in the region. It was a busy weekend for MetService’s ... More >>

Tongan Volcano And Cyclone Cody

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:00 pm | MetService

As Cyclone Cody moves away, swell and wind are still impacting Aotearoa advises MetService who also continue to monitor Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai volcano for possible disruptions to aviation in the region. It was a busy weekend for MetService’s ... More >>

Cyclone Cody Expected To Stay Clear Of The North Island

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 2:44 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologists advise that the risk of heavy rain has diminished as Cyclone Cody looks to track east of New Zealand. However, the risk of severe gales about exposed parts of eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne remain. Cyclone Cody currently ... More >>

Cyclone Cody Update – Saturday 15 January

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 6:42 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologists have high confidence that the centre of Cyclone Cody will track east of East Cape on Monday. This reduces the widespread impacts from wind and rain, but dangerous marine conditions are still likely along eastern coasts of ... More >>

Cyclone Cody Update January 14th

Friday, 14 January 2022, 3:03 pm | MetService

MetService meteorologists are keeping a keen eye on Cyclone Cody developments with currently available information supporting a track passing near East Cape on Monday. Hazardous marine conditions are expected for northern and eastern parts of the North ... More >>

Cyclone Cody Will Impact New Zealand

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 2:06 pm | MetService

Tropical Cyclone Cody is moving towards New Zealand and MetService are forecasting very stormy weather to impact parts of the North Island and upper South Island. Impacts are likely to begin in the north on Sunday and move down the country. A ridge of ... More >>

Severe Weather Outlook For New Zealand

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 2:04 pm | MetService

Issued 01:45pm Thursday 13 Jan 2022 Valid from Saturday 15 Jan 2022 to Tuesday 18 Jan 2022 Cyclone CODY expected to impact central and northern New Zealand from late Sunday into early next week A large ridge of high pressure over New Zealand slowly ... More >>

Another Week Of Summer Sun, But We’re Keeping An Eye On The Pacific

Monday, 10 January 2022, 1:20 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a settled, summery week of weather for most people in Aotearoa, but are keeping a close eye on a tropical cyclone near Fiji. Tropical Cyclone Cody, named by the Fiji Meteorological Service this (Monday) morning, is a category ... More >>

Cooler Temperatures Before A Warmer Weekend

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:53 pm | MetService

After a very warm welcome to the new year, MetService is forecasting a cooler couple of days before the mercury creeps up again through the weekend. January 2022 has already been one for the books as temperatures in several places neared their records ... More >>

MetService News Release - New Years Sunshine

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 5:48 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 30th December - Monday 3rd January. Southwesterlies ease and clear skies develop across Aotearoa this weekend, with MetService forecasting a delightful start to the New Year, perfect for firing up the BBQ or enjoying public ... More >>

Christmas Forecast

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 1:01 pm | MetService

As Kiwis across Aotearoa finalise their Christmas weekend plans the atmosphere seems to be playing along. MetService is forecasting the current, settled weather pattern to stay. It was a blustery start to this week for the South Island and lower North ... More >>

A Lull After The Storms In Time For Christmas

Monday, 20 December 2021, 1:44 pm | MetService

A summery beach weather day is looking promising for most places around Aotearoa this Christmas according to MetService forecasts. However, there’s still plenty of weather to be experienced in the week leading up to the big day. Blustery northwesterly ... More >>

Trending Dry For Much Of The Country This Weekend

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 11:37 am | MetService

A northeasterly wind flow that brought warm, moist sub-tropical air down over the country has now moved away to the east, giving some respite from the humid weather and associated intense rainfall. MetService is forecasting a dry outlook for most ... More >>

A Week Of Tropical Influence - Heavy Rain And Humid Conditions

Monday, 13 December 2021, 1:34 pm | MetService

A low pressure system from the Tasman Sea is forecast to bring significant rain accumulations to many parts of Aotearoa this week. MetService has already issued several Heavy Rain Warnings and Watches associated with this system. Far away from ... More >>

Humid And Tropical

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:38 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure holds firm over the North Island for the remainder of the week bringing mostly settled conditions there, while a couple of fronts brings rain to parts of the South Island. MetService meteorologist David Miller says, ‘Currently ... More >>

Climate Change Made The Rainfall That Led To May 2021 Flooding In Canterbury More Severe

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 10:33 am | MetService

Researchers studying the effects of climate change on severe weather events in New Zealand have found that the extreme rainfall that brought flooding to Canterbury in May 2021 was 10% to 15% more intense as a result of human influence on the climate ... More >>

A Week Of Weaker Westerlies

Monday, 6 December 2021, 11:53 am | MetService

The working week has started off rather wet with a few MetService Heavy Rain Warnings in force. Most of Aotearoa/New Zealand will have seen at least a few drops from cloudy skies today (Monday), however, Wellington bore the brunt with over 50% of their average ... More >>

Wet Weather Returns In Force For Westland

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 11:56 am | MetService

MetService is forecasting another extended period of heavy rain for the West Coast this weekend. While it looks relatively dry for the rest of the country, most places will have high humidity to deal with but relief is on the way for central and southern ... More >>

Muggy For Most This Week

Monday, 29 November 2021, 11:29 am | MetService

It was a wet weekend for the West Coast but MetService is forecasting the start of the new week to run drier. Over the weekend, Westport had its wettest November day since records began there in 1944. Between 9am on Saturday 27 and 9am on Sunday ... More >>