The weather ahead

With winter weather bringing sun, snow, rain, gales and showers, it's important to keep up with conditions as school holidays continue through this... Read More

A chance of rain in the week ahead

  WeatherWatch reports that there is another chance for rain in the coming week for a number of North Island and western regions.   “This... Read More

“Don‘t expect much warmth” warns the MetService

After a cold and a tempestuous week, MetService is forecasting generally calm weather for the weekend and the week ahead. But there may be a brief interruption... Read More

Trucks snowed in on closed Desert Road

Truck drivers spent a cold night sleeping in their cabs as snow blocked the Desert Road (SH1) in the central North Island. In the biggest dump so... Read More

Temperatures plummet as southerly hits

A southerly is racing up New Zealand, bringing wintry weather with it. Temperatures were around three degrees in the Bay of Plenty this morning, with... Read More

Snow warning for Desert Road

A significant amount of snow is expected in the Central North Island today and a snow warning is in force for the Desert Road. The MetService says significant... Read More

Thursday brings respite from adverse weather

After a wet and windy night for many, MetService is forecasting further winter weather, complete with snow, for New Zealand over the coming days. But... Read More

Severe weather risks this week

The first three days of this week will be unsettled, with Wednesday an especially colder and windier day across New Zealand. "However, by Thursday... Read More

Tie down trampolines as wild weather approaches

Batten down the hatches, also tie down the trampolines: Heavy rain, snow and gale-force winds are on their way. The MetService is warning people to... Read More

Frosty start to a BOP morning

People can be forgiven for the lack of motivation for wanting to leave the warmth of their beds this morning, as temperatures plummeted overnight. At... Read More

‘UFO’ clouds hover over 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