Cold front to sweep up from the south

  As Cyclone Cody moves away, swell and wind are still expected to impact New Zealand.   It was a busy weekend for meteorologists as they... Read More

Tonga eruption likely cool global temperatures

The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption is unlikely to have a significant cooling effect on temperatures globally, say NIWA scientists. When... Read More

Cyclone Cody expected to stay clear of NZ

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... Read More

Volcano sends out pressure wave recorded in NZ

A pressure surge from the latest eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano in Tonga has been observed by New Zealand weather stations across... Read More

Cody sliding east but remains a powerful storm

Cody remains a serious storm but latest tracking to the east reduces the risks to more parts of the North Island, says a spokesperson. "As... Read More

Motorists warned over Cyclone Cody threat

Waka Kotahi NZTA is encouraging people to check the weather forecast before travelling this weekend, with the remnants of Cyclone Cody expected to hit... Read More

Cyclone Cody: dangerous sea condition warning

This summer has already seen horrific drowning statistics around the country, with several serious incidents and fatalities occurring at East Coast beaches. With... Read More

Cyclone Cody still tracking towards NZ

Large swells are being predicted for the Bay of Plenty as Cyclone Cody tracks towards New Zealand. Cody intensified overnight to a Category 2 storm... Read More

Cyclone Cody may directly impact NZ

Tropical Cyclone Cody may impact New Zealand in the coming days. Cody intensified overnight to a Category 2 storm, despite it tracking southwards away... Read More

2021: NZ’s warmest year on record

2021 was New Zealand’s warmest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 2016, according to the latest Climate Summary from NIWA. Seven... Read More

Another week of summer sun

MetService is forecasting a settled, summery week of weather for most people in New Zealand, but the weather organisation is keeping a close eye on a... Read More

One dead as Fiji prepares for cyclone

A man has drowned in Fiji while attempting to cross a flooded river as bad weather associated with a tropical depression continues to slam parts of... Read More

Dry week ahead and cylone about to form near Fiji

A tropical low near Fiji is expected to reach storm status, with gale force winds around the centre, which means it will become a named tropical cyclone,... Read More

Big high over NZ as tropics heat up

A new high pressure zone is smack bang over the top of New Zealand this weekend bringing lighter winds and a lift in temperatures, says a WeatherWatch... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, eastern Waikato and Kaimai Range. According... Read More