Thunderstorms, rain and plenty of dry areas too

High pressure just holds on to very upper North Island but elsewhere those westerly winds continue, predicts WeatherWatch.co.nz. "There is some... Read More

Why is NZ so windy? The roaring forties explained

New Zealanders shouldn’t be so surprised how often it’s windy here, says WeatherWatch.co.nz "After all, we’re basically a few... Read More

Strong wind watch issued for BOP

Heavy rain and gale southerlies forecast for parts of central New Zealand are expected to ease today. The MetService has issued a strong wind watch... Read More

Gales to affect North Island region today

On the first day of summer on the meteorological calendar NZ kicks off with peak spring weather, says WeatherWatch.co.nz Showers and strong winds are... Read More

Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

Heavy rain and gales for New Zealand this week

Heavy rain and gale winds are expected this week across much of New Zealand. The MetService advise that a low pressure will move across central and... Read More

Summer officially begins on December 1

A mix bag of weather is being forecast for the end of spring. With summer to officially begin on December 1, WeatherWatch.co.nz is taking a look at... Read More

Temperatures forecast to drop in the coming days

More humid northerly quarter winds will affect the North Island today with again more downpours and isolated inland thunderstorms. The centre of the... Read More

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The MetService weather radar has detected severe thunderstorms near Taupo, Kinloch, Wairakei, Orakei Korako, Mokai and Lake Taupo. These severe thunderstorms... Read More

Thunderstorm watch issued for Rotorua

Rotorua is now on thunderstorm watch, in addition to the heavy rain warning issued by the MetService. “Thunderstorms are likely to affect the... Read More

Heavy rain forecast to lash BOP

Heavy rain and squally thunderstorms are forecast for the Bay of Plenty today. Strong, gusty northerlies are also expected for the region. A heavy... Read More

Heavy rain watch upgraded to warning in BOP

UPDATE 9.45AM: A heavy rain watch issued for the Bay of Plenty is bieng upgraded to a warning. The MetService says heavy rain may cause streams and... Read More

A month’s worth of rain possible in seven days

A month's worth of rain is being forecast to hit New Zealand in seven days, says WeatherWatch.co.nz "A low will rapidly form in the Tasman... Read More

Heavy rain watch issued for BOP

The Bay of Plenty is on a heavy rain watch today. It may not look like it outside, but the MetService is forecasting heavy rain for parts of the North... Read More

Chance of inland thunderstorms this week

Lighter winds are being forecast  for many parts of the country today. WeatherWatch.co.nz says clouds are thickening over New Zealand ahead of... Read More