‘UFO’ clouds hover of BOP

Incredible skies over Bay of Plenty were snapped on camera as the cold southerly finally settled in the region. A cloud formation, which resembled a... Read More

SH1 Desert Road reopens after heavy snow

State Highway 1/Desert Road has reopened between Rangipo and Waiouru, following last night’s closure due to heavy snow. This follows the reopening... Read More

Central North Island state highway closures

UPDATE: State Highways 46, 47 and 49 are now open. State Highway 1 remains closed between Rangipo and Waiouru, due to heavy snowfall in the region. "There... Read More

Snow eases today, but returns on Saturday

Traditional winter is here. Despite some quite dramatic news headlines, the wintry period right now is typical for the country in July, although that... Read More

Desert Road snow forecast prompts NZTA warning

Motorists travelling through Tongariro National Park are being warned to plan ahead and expect winter driving conditions. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport's... Read More

July 1 kicks off wintry weather

Snow is forecast on the ranges around Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington today, while ski fields in both islands get a snow dump with over 20cms likely. The... Read More

Cold change about to pounce bringing snow

  This weekend is warmer than average across New Zealand, a precursor to the cold change about to pounce, says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.   “Temperatures... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advised that a low pressure system will bring unsettled conditions to most of New Zealand today. “Parts of the West Coast and central... Read More

Bay of Plenty on thunderstorm watch

Several warnings and watches are in place for the Bay of Plenty this morning. The MetService has issued a thunderstorm watch, heavy rain warning and... Read More

More rain on the cards later this week

Following on from the rain that fell about northern and eastern parts of the North Island during the past week, MetService is forecasting more rain and... Read More

NZ heading into “true winter”

New Zealand is now heading into what weather analysts describe as "true winter", although WeatherWatch.co.nz says the weather pattern may feel... Read More

Traffic delays due to slip in Waioeka Gorge

A slip covering the southbound lane in Waioeka Gorge is expected to cause traffic delays  today. NZTA advise that the slip which happened overnight... Read More

The dark and bright sides of the shortest day

With the Winter Solstice happening tomorrow morning, it’s an opportunity to consider the bright and dark sides of the shortest day of the year. We’re... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advises that a ridge lies over the South Island today. “Meanwhile a southeasterly airflow flows over the North Island feeding into... Read More

Shortest day of the year this Sunday

New Zealand is at the peak of the long dark nights as we approach the winter solstice, which this year is at precisely 9:43am New Zealand Time on Sunday. After... Read More