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Severe Weather To Start The Week

Monday, 21 March 2022, 12:37 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting wet and windy weather across northern and central Aotearoa New Zealand this week as a deep low-pressure system and associated fronts move across the country. Several Watches and Warnings are currently in place today (Monday) for ... More >>

Wet Weather From The West

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 12:35 pm | MetService

MetService advises that the ridge of high pressure over most of Aotearoa / New Zealand is beginning to move away east, allowing a moist northeasterly flow to kick in this weekend, and drive away some of those colder temperatures. A front embedded in this ... More >>

An Autumnal Swing To Cooler Temperatures

Monday, 14 March 2022, 1:38 pm | MetService

A low pressure system east of the North Island is bringing wet weather and cool southerly winds to Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne this week, and while rainfall amounts are not expected to be severe, MetService is keeping a close eye on it. The majority ... More >>

Potentially Significant Weather On The Way

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 12:05 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 10 - Monday 14 March A run of the mill front zooms up the West Coast on Friday but it’s a low-pressure system from the northeast that MetService is monitoring extra closely as it has the potential to bring a long period ... More >>

Mostly Settled And Warm

Monday, 7 March 2022, 12:23 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting predominantly dry weather around the country this week, but some rain lingers around Fiordland before spreading to Westland on Friday. High pressure remains close to our shores this week and keeps away any widespread rain-bringing ... More >>

Banquet Of Fine Weather This Weekend

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 12:34 pm | MetService

The large ridge of high pressure which has been responsible for the settled weather over Aotearoa this week continues to dominate this weekend, weakening a front which moves over the South Island from Sunday and keeping tropical activity well north ... More >>

Meteorological Autumn To Start With A High

Monday, 28 February 2022, 1:17 pm | MetService

28/02/2022 Covering period of Mon 28 Feb - Thu 3 Mar MetService is forecasting a large region of high pressure to bring mostly settled, albeit cooler, conditions around the country for the first week of meteorological autumn. MetService meteorologist ... More >>

Last Weekend Of Summer

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 2:16 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th February As March looms, and the official start of Autumn, MetService is forecasting a mixed bag of weather for the last weekend of Summer. MetService meteorologist Rob Kerr states: “The weekend ... More >>

What Will The Weather Bring This Week?

Monday, 21 February 2022, 1:24 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 21 - Thursday 24 February MetService is forecasting mostly settled weather as we begin the last full week of meteorological summer, but there are a few exceptions to bear in mind. Skies are blue over most of Aotearoa today ... More >>

Standard February Weather Brings A More Settled Weekend

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 12:16 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a frontal system to move up the country this weekend. It brings a brief period of rain but a large portion of the weekend will be relatively settled. MetService meteorologist Lewis Ferris states: “The past two weekends have ... More >>

Dovi Debrief And The Week Ahead

Monday, 14 February 2022, 1:22 pm | MetService

Covering period of Sunday 13th - Friday 18th February MetService is forecasting a much more settled week of weather ahead, after the drama of Cyclone Dovi crossing the country during the last couple of days. A broad ridge of high pressure brings ... More >>

Another Bout Of Severe Weather Coming

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 2:25 pm | MetService

Tropical Cyclone Dovi, currently near New Caledonia, feeds a river of warm air and moisture onto New Zealand. MetService has issued Heavy Rain Warnings and Watches for central areas from Taranaki to Buller, along with Strong Wind Watches for northern ... More >>

Warmth, Humidity And Another Soaking

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 12:44 pm | MetService

A humid airmass that was partly responsible for drenching much of the country over Waitangi Weekend is poised to bring further heavy rain to parts of northern and central New Zealand this week. MetService has already issued an Orange Heavy Rain Warning ... More >>

Red Warning Extended

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 2:04 pm | MetService

MetService has extended the timing of the Red Warnings for Heavy Rain in Buller and Westland as an atmospheric river of warm and moist air continues to bring heavy rain to the South Island’s west coast, and warm, humid conditions to the rest of ... More >>

Red Warning For Heavy Rain In Westland & Buller

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 1:13 pm | MetService

MetService has issued a Red Warning for Heavy Rain in Westland and Buller from 1am on Wednesday. The extreme rain accumulations will cause disruptions across the regions that saw a similar system in July 2021. The current warnings are in place until Thursday ... More >>

Dry And Humid In The North, While Concerning Heavy Rain Hits Areas Of The South Island

Monday, 31 January 2022, 12:44 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 31st January - Thursday 3rd February Dry, warm conditions prevail across much of the country early this week, however MetService is forecasting a dramatic change for parts of the South Island with significant rainfall forecast ... More >>

Another Settled Weekend

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 1:01 pm | MetService

Last weekend was sunny and dry for most of New Zealand but since then a few fronts have brought bouts of unsettled weather. For the upcoming weekend, MetService predicts high pressure to encompass the country, seeing the settled conditions return. A cold ... More >>

More Rain On The Way For Dry Parts Of The North Island

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:32 pm | MetService

Covering period of Monday 24th - Thursday 27th January Rain is falling over the northern half of the North Island, and MetService is forecasting further periods of rain there today and Tuesday. The remainder of the country is also forecast to ... More >>

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 >>