High pressure to push away light showers

A large high from the Tasman Sea moves in today, pushing away remaining light showers but still bringing a fairly cloudy day to a number of regions. Central... Read More

NZ experiencing true spring style rain

In true spring style rain has been heavy on the West Coast but hardly making it to the eastern and northern parts of the country, thanks to the westerly... Read More

Severe gales as spring blast hits NZ

Government weather warnings, severe weather alerts and temperature changes make up the next few days ahead as spring does it’s thing. The classic... Read More

Westerlies to prevail across Aotearoa

  People are being warned to secure their trampolines with a forecast of prevailing westerlies expected to bring periods of rain and gales across... Read More

A week of windy westerlies

New Zealand has a classic spring set up this week with plenty of western cloud and gale westerly quarter winds at times. A storm in the Southern Ocean... Read More

Sunday‘s national forecast

  The MetService advises that a couple of cold fronts, preceded by strong northwesterlies, are expected to move northeast across the South Island... Read More

National weather update for Saturday

  WeatherWatch advise that the weather will be mainly settled for New Zealand today due to a ridge of high pressure.   “The departing... Read More

Run of the mill spring week

MetService is forecasting a ridge of high pressure to bring fine weather in the early part of this week, until a cold front sweeps over New Zealand from... Read More

Rain to clear for the North Island

Morning rain or showers are expected to clear for most western North Island regions today. Showers are forecast to hang about Northland through till... Read More

Heavy rain coming for part of North Island

A severe weather warning has been issued by the MetService for parts of the North Island today. A front over the upper South Island is expected to move... Read More

Winter 2020 – NZ’s Warmest Winter On Record

  New Zealand has just experienced its warmest winter on record, according to official NIWA climate data. NIWA’s Seven Station Temperature... Read More

National weather update for Saturday

  A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today, with rain for the western South Island, and mainly dry out east, says WeatherWatch analyst... Read More

MetService site down a day after cyber attack

The MetService website is down this morning, after it was targeted in a cyber-attack yesterday. The forecaster wasn't immediately able to say whether... Read More

House prices holding up during COVID-19 pandemic

  The property market is holding its own in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with rural and provincial areas faring better than the main cities.   CoreLogic's... Read More

How the weather is shaping up for September

Classic spring patterns are being forecast for the month of September. WeatherWatch.co.nz says it is what they like to call an "Air Pressure Sandwich".... Read More