Heavy rain, cold and snow expected this week

Heavy rain and cold southerlies are expected to flow across New Zealand this week according to MetService. Snow is also expected in parts of southern... Read More

Weather: warm in the east, settled on Sunday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, therefore temperatures in the east are warm, says a WeatherWatch spokesperson. "An occluded... Read More

Severe weather watch for heavy rain

Periods of heavy rain are being forecast for the Bay of Plenty. The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the region. "An active front... Read More

Matariki weekend - cloud cover & weather forecast

Central and eastern parts of New Zealand are expected to get a fairly clear view of the stars before sunrise tomorrow. The MetService is closely monitoring... Read More

Sub-zero temperatures recorded in NZ

Temperatures tumbled across the country overnight, with many areas dropping below freezing. MetService data shows Omarama, in Canterbury's McKenzie... Read More

Matariki viewing prospects

People living in the lower North Island and eastern South Island are likely to get the best views of the Matariki star cluster during the upcoming weekend,... Read More

Winter Solstice: Coldest nights so far for some

Temperatures this morning were the coldest of the year for parts of the country with even some people reporting their first frost of the year. WeatherWatch.co.nz... Read More

Chilly winds and a look to the stars

  It sure is chilly, and MetService is forecasting the cold weather to stick around. Cold, windy southeasterlies are blowing across the North Island... Read More

Messy weekend weather predicted

MetService is forecasting a messy picture weatherwise this weekend across New Zealand. While the weather is looking more settled compared to the barrage... Read More

Increase in winter skiing traffic predicted

New Zealand skiers’ skills will be put to the ultimate test navigating the masses of visiting skiers descending the slopes in high numbers this... Read More

Wild weather to ease, but it‘s not over yet

Wild weather has caused flooding, road and bridge closures and snow to low levels - and MetService warns it is not over yet. It was a cold, wet day... Read More

More than 114,000 lightning strikes hit NZ

A total of 114,765 lightning strikes have been recorded over and near Aotearoa New Zealand in the last week - from midnight June 6 to 12pm June 13. These... Read More

Thunderstorms, strong wind and downpours ahead

Stormy weather is set to continue with thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds forecast for much of the country. Thunderstorms in Nelson, Buller,... Read More

Severe gales expected across BOP and Coromandel

A severe weather watch has been issued by MetSerivce for parts of New Zealand, which includes heavy rain, severe gales, severe thunderstorms and heavy... Read More

Severe weather warning with gales and snow

MetService has issued a severe weather warning, with heavy rain, severe gales and heavy snow expected for parts of the country. In addition, MetService... Read More