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Yo-yoing Temperatures In The East This Week

Monday, 18 October 2021, 12:38 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting temperatures in eastern parts of the country to yo-yo this week, with warm days forecast today and Tuesday ahead of a cool change on Wednesday, before temperatures rebound later this week. A front that brought heavy rain and ... More >>

Fine Weather Provides A Welcome Start To The Weekend

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 12:02 pm | MetService

A southerly blast brought widespread snow and gales to much of southern Aotearoa/New Zealand this last week. MetService is forecasting the next couple of days to present a fine difference from the inclement weather, but from the end of the weekend the ... More >>

Tropical Cyclone Season Outlook 2021-22

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 1:09 pm | MetService

Cyclone activity in the coming Tropical Cyclone Season is forecast to be near or slightly above average, with a range of 9 to 12 named cyclones expected to occur in the Southwest Pacific between November and April. At least three of these may ... More >>

Wind, Rain And Snow Ahead

Monday, 11 October 2021, 1:29 pm | MetService

After a weekend of settled weather, this week gets off to an active start as a deep low pressure system and its fronts move across Aotearoa New Zealand today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday). MetService is forecasting heavy rain and strong winds for ... More >>

Enjoy the Fine Weekend Weather While You Can

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 11:52 am | MetService

Most places have had a cloudy and often damp week - not great for the school holidays! But this weekend will give most Kiwis a shot to head outside, and perhaps let the kids get rid of some cabin fever. It’s just as well; the sodden tone returns next ... More >>

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 3:39 pm | MetService

Issued by MetService at 03:39 pm Tuesday 05 October 2021. Valid until 04:22 pm Tuesday 05 October 2021. This warning affects people in the following local government areas: GISBORNE and WAIROA. At 03:22 pm, MetService weather radar detected severe thunderstorms ... More >>

A few gaps in the grey to be had this week

Monday, 4 October 2021, 11:29 am | MetService

A bout of wet weather moves across Aotearoa today, and MetService are forecasting an improvement tomorrow – although in general the week will be cloudy with occasional rain. On the flip side it will be warm, and even muggy at times. The first week of ... More >>

A Fine Break To Start The Break

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 12:53 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a fine weekend as a rain band and front over Te-Ika-a-Māui / North Island moves away to the north of the country during today (Thursday) and tomorrow morning. Behind the front, a ridge of settled weather spreads onto Aotearoa ... More >>

Low Followed By A Brief Ridge Then Westerlies

Monday, 27 September 2021, 12:35 pm | MetService

MetService is expecting a low east of the North Island to deepen today, driving rain and southwest gales into eastern regions, and prompting the issuance of Severe Weather Watches . The slow-moving low is forecast to move away to the east late Tuesday, ... More >>

Improving trend, with a few exceptions

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12:30 pm | MetService

After some heavy rain over much of the country, MetService is forecasting fluctuating weather through the weekend, as the front that had been affecting the country clears away to the east of the country today followed by a westerly flow. MetService meteorologist ... More >>

A mild but wet week ahead

Monday, 20 September 2021, 1:50 pm | MetService

Wet weather is set to spread across the country this week with MetService forecasting a dynamic week of weather with the merger of a front from the south and a low from the Tasman resulting in soggy conditions for many areas. A front makes landfall overnight ... More >>

A mostly settled weekend after turbulent week

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 2:27 pm | MetService

Typically, changeable springtime weather continues over Aotearoa as the working week draws to a close, with MetService forecasting a low pressure system from the Tasman to move over the Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island), bringing widespread tempestuous ... More >>

Front, Ridge, Low

Monday, 13 September 2021, 1:32 pm | MetService

It’s been an active start to the weather for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori |Māori Language Week. MetService’s first Red Warning for Strong Winds was lifted at 6am Monday after a front whipped over Te Waiponamu | South Island overnight and this morning. ... More >>

Red Warning For Severe Gales

Sunday, 12 September 2021, 1:21 pm | MetService

MetService has issued a Red Warning for severe gale northwesterly winds for the Canterbury High Country and foothills from this afternoon (Sunday) into early Monday morning. These damaging winds are associated with a cold front as it moves northwards ... More >>

Weekend brings brief respite from sprinting fronts

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 12:29 pm | MetService

The unsettled week of weather continues, with MetService forecasting severe weather for some regions as a series of fronts sprint north across the country. The weekend brings a brief respite before the next system moves in from the south. More >>

A wet and windy week

Monday, 6 September 2021, 12:42 pm | MetService

The second week of spring brings one quick-moving weather system after another, with MetService forecasting severe weather in many parts of New Zealand. A swathe of Severe Weather Warnings and Watches are in place for heavy rain, snow and strong ... More >>

High pressure brings fine weekend

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 11:43 am | MetService

A slow-moving low-pressure system that brought heavy rain and localised flooding to parts of the upper North Island has cleared away to the north of Aotearoa, as a large ridge of high-pressure becomes established over the country. As a result, ... More >>

Goodbye winter, hello spring

Monday, 30 August 2021, 12:58 pm | MetService

A slow-moving low to the northwest of Aotearoa / New Zealand brings unsettled conditions to the upper North Island for the first half of the week but MetService is forecasting a relatively calm start to meteorological spring. MetService meteorologist David ... More >>

Rain for the Weekend

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 1:01 pm | MetService

  MetService has issued several Severe Weather Warnings and Watches for a front moving over the country during the next few days – bringing rain. MetService Meteorologist Rob Kerr says, “We’ve had a slow-moving ridge to the east for the last few days, ... More >>

Fine(ish) and Frosty vs Warm, Wet, and Windy

Monday, 23 August 2021, 12:19 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a mixed bag of weather for the week to Thursday. With a ridge of high pressure over Te Ika-a-Maui / North Island gradually moving away to the east, the weather will remain mainly settled there until later on Thursday, ... More >>