Updated thunderstorm watch for BOP

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Coromandel remains in place this morning. In an updated statement, the MetService says a... Read More

Heavy rain warning in place for Rotorua

An orange heavy rain warning is in place for Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty tomorrow. MetService is forecasting 80 to 140mm of rain in parts of the region,... Read More

Live weather updates: More torrential rain to come

More heavy rain and strong winds are being forecast for New Zealand today. The West Coast is set to get the worst of the torrential rain that has been drenching... Read More

ClimateWatch: El Niño finally fading

New Zealand is coming to the end of El Niño but as we go through April there may not be any sudden changes, warns The weather... Read More

Brief rain amidst a settled start to April

After a cool and settled end to the Easter weekend, MetService is forecasting fair weather for most of the first week of April - the main exception being a band... Read More

Weather for the week ahead

After a sunny Easter weekend, the good weather continues into Monday and Tuesday, with a ridge of high pressure lying over the North Island. A north to northwest... Read More

Wind & rain more likely in the north this weekend

A ying and yang type weather pattern is expected across the country this long weekend, but cold temperatures will be felt nationwide. The South Island is... Read More

The weather in the run-up to Easter

A series of fronts are expected to make their way over the country this week, bringing strong northwesterly winds and periods of rain. On Thursday, a cold... Read More

Southern Ocean storm spreads gales into NZ

A storm centred near Antarctica with very low air pressure will push gales and heavy rain into parts of New Zealand over the coming days, says a MetService spokesperson.... Read More

Autumn settling in ahead of the equinox

The weather has begun to feel more autumnal, with a noticeable chill felt in the early hours of the day. As we approach the autumn equinox this week, MetService... Read More

Autumn flowing in across New Zealand

Following a fine weekend in the Bay of Plenty, a sunny week ahead is more good news for those winding up their summer gardening and activities, and preparing... Read More

People warned to layer up this weekend

With a forecast of rain, southerly winds, and snow for this weekend, the advice from weather forecasters is to layer up, especially if you are spending time... Read More