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Matariki Weekend - Cloud Cover And Weather Forecast

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 2:11 pm | MetService

With Matariki and Puanga heralding the Māori New Year and stargazers keen to view them in the early morning sky, MetService has been closely monitoring the cloud cover to see which places should get an unobstructed view. MetService meteorologist Angus ... More >>

Chilly Winds And A Look To The Stars

Monday, 20 June 2022, 12:30 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 20 - Thursday 23 June It sure is chilly, and MetService is forecasting the cold weather to stick around. Cold, windy southeasterlies are blowing across the North Island today (Monday). This means it's a good time to make ... More >>

Messy Weekend Weather

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 12:52 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thu 16 - Mon 20 June MetService is forecasting a messy picture weatherwise this weekend across Aotearoa New Zealand. While the weather is looking more settled compared to the barrage of thunderstorms seen at the start of the week, ... More >>

Why Has There Been So Much Thunder?

Monday, 13 June 2022, 1:36 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 13 - Thursday 16 Month 114,765 lightning strikes have been recorded over and near Aotearoa New Zealand in the last week (from midnight 6 June to 12pm 13 June). These thunderstorms, for which MetService had a raft of ... More >>

Unsettled Weather Continues For The Rest Of The Week.

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 11:58 am | MetService

Covering period of Thu 09 - Sun 12 June MetService are forecasting more fast-moving weather systems to affect New Zealand over the coming days. A series of fronts moving across the Tasman will bring wet and windy weather to the country with snow to low ... More >>

Wet And Windy Week Ahead, Followed By Snow This Weekend

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 12:16 pm | MetService

Covering period of Tuesday 07 - Thursday 9 June MetService is forecasting a wet and windy week for most, as westerly to northwest winds dominate over New Zealand. A moist north to northwest flow with embedded fronts brings periods of rain to much ... More >>

Thunderstorms Give Way To A Settled Saturday

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 12:31 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 2nd - Tuesday 7th June MetService advises that the large area of low pressure which brought turbulent weather to the country this week is set to finally move off to the east on Saturday, giving a brief reprieve for at least ... More >>

Umbrella Weather This Week

Monday, 30 May 2022, 12:11 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 30th May - Thursday 2nd June After a calm weekend across New Zealand, rain has arrived for many parts of the country since Sunday evening and MetService meteorologists expect the unsettled weather to continue this week ... More >>

Three Years Of MetService Red Warnings For New Zealand’s Most Severe Weather

Friday, 27 May 2022, 10:36 am | MetService

MetService Red Warnings are reserved for New Zealand’s most extreme weather and since the National Weather Service introduced them three years ago (27 May 2019) there have been seven severe weather Red Warning events. Six events have occurred ... More >>

A Frosty Weekend

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:29 am | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 May For parts of New Zealand, this last week has seen the first touch of winter as temperatures dipped just below freezing in the coldest spots of both the North and South Islands. Giant waves have also dominated ... More >>

High Pressure Dominates But More Large Waves Due Mid-week

Monday, 23 May 2022, 10:57 am | MetService

Covering period of Monday 23 - Thursday 26 May Large southwest swells battered exposed coasts over the weekend, including south facing coasts in Wellington and Wairarapa where 7 metre waves damaged some coastal roads. MetService is forecasting another ... More >>

Incoming Winter Weather

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 12:13 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 19th - Monday 23rd May Winter is coming. MetService is warning of a cold outbreak spreading across Aotearoa New Zealand in the lead up to this weekend. Temperatures will fall across the country as strong, cool southwesterly ... More >>

Warm Start To The Week With Rain At Times

Monday, 16 May 2022, 12:54 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 16th - Thursday 19th May The unsettled weather which started over New Zealand this weekend is set to persist into this week. MetService is forecasting a series of fronts will move over the country this week with less than a day’s ... More >>

A Settled Week Ends With An Unsettled Weekend

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 12:09 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 12th - Monday 15th May A high-pressure system parked over Aotearoa means settled weather continues for the rest of the working week. However, MetService is forecasting a change in the weather this weekend as a frontal system ... More >>

A Wet Start To The Week, But Don't Get Used To It

Monday, 9 May 2022, 12:00 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 9th - Thursday 12th May The sound of droplets on rooftops and the howling of wind. A bit of a change from last week but it’s not here to stay. MetService is forecasting a clearing in the rain and a return to more settled ... More >>

A Brief Break In The Settled Weather

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 12:12 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 5 - Monday 9 May The high pressure system that has dominated weather over Aotearoa New Zealand for the past week will be briefly replaced by passing fronts by the end of the weekend. MetService is forecasting a cool and rainy change ... More >>

Dry Weather Prevails

Monday, 2 May 2022, 1:54 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 02 - Thursday 05 May After a record dry April in some places, MetService is forecasting dry weather to continue into the first week of May as high pressure holds. MetService meteorologist Dan Corrigan comments, “Large, ... More >>

Steady As She Goes

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 12:35 pm | MetService

Critical southwesterly. Two words dominating the last few days of weather, keeping things calm around a lot of Aotearoa/New Zealand. And we’re staying the course, in that sense, with MetService forecasting a mostly settled end to the school holidays. ... More >>

Typical Autumn Weather As High Pressure Takes Hold

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 11:54 am | MetService

Several fronts affected Aotearoa New Zealand over Anzac weekend, causing temperatures to dip and bringing showery conditions to many places. MetService is predicting a settled and mild week ahead, as a high pressure system is now approaching and then ... More >>

Warm Changing To A Cool Anzac Weekend

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 12:31 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 21 - Tuesday 26 April Record breaking autumnal warmth has staved off the duvet for another night, but don’t expect that to last. MetService is forecasting a cool change to spread through Aotearoa New Zealand today (Thursday) ... More >>