Dry weather fuelling bush fires, smoke to hit NZ

Another plume of smoke from the Aussie bush fires will track over NZ later today and tonight as the weather conditions in Australia get drier and hotter. WeatherWatch.co.nz... Read More

Much needed rain to fall this weekend

Northern New Zealand is now becoming drier than normal and warmer than normal - on top of an annual rainfall deficit. It's an increasingly concerning... Read More

Rain this weekend but not a washout for all

MetService is forecasting rain to spread across New Zealand this weekend. “However, it won’t be a complete washout for everyone,”... Read More

Heavy rain potential for parts of NZ this weekend

Parts of NZ are in a heatwave right now with highs today again above average. With things drying out rapidly the forecast of rain this weekend will be... Read More

Heavy weekend rain possible, warm week ahead

    A dry and warmer than average working week is on the way - but the weekend may turn very wet for some. “It's still early days... Read More

Will we have a November heat wave this week?

As above normal temperatures continue this week, weather forecasters at WeatherWatch are keeping an eye out to see if some areas may reach 'heatwave'... Read More

November kicking off much warmer for most of NZ

Rotorua has highs in the 20s every day next week. In Hawke's Bay mid 20s all next week. In the South Island 30 degrees is possible here and there. Next... Read More

A scorcher weekend on the way

Temperatures are expected to reach more than 30 degrees in parts of the country this weekend. The South Island appears hottest with temperatures approaching... Read More

November to kick off with drier weather

WeatherWatch.co.nz has some good news for people who are fed up with how windy it has been lately, a high pressure system is on the way. "November... Read More

From cold and snow, to warm northwesters

A forecast of snow at the beginning of the week has now changed to northwesterly winds. This means temperatures jumped up into the high twenties for... Read More

Here comes that rapid warm up

Temperatures are about to rocket upwards, with some places tomorrow 15 degrees warmer than they were yesterday. It's all thanks to a north west... Read More

Gale force winds may cause issues on Wednesday

A very windy Wednesday is coming for large parts of the North Island with gales exceeding 120km/h in some exposed areas. Winds this strong may cause... Read More

Westerlies to dominate rest of October

Westerly quarter winds will dominate New Zealand for the rest of the month - but we do have at least three influential low pressure systems. WeatherWatch.co.nz... Read More

Heavy rain falling to lash the BOP

A heavy rain watch remains in place for the region, and if you look outside, it seems to be pretty accurate at the moment. A slow moving low over the... Read More

Tasman Sea low draws down cloud over NZ

New Zealand is more like land of the long grey cloud today, as a large low in the Tasman Sea hugs the western South Island and drags down cloud over... Read More