Stormy start likely for the first day of winter

The weather pattern takes a dramatic turn next week as high pressure clears away and large windy lows move in. The first day of winter on the meteorological... Read More

Even warmer than average days coming up for many

An enormous belt of high pressure continues to influence New Zealand's weather, says WeatherWatch.co.nz "By Friday and Saturday, this high... Read More

Warmer than average days, cooler nights

When it's warmer than average that doesn't mean it feels warm, but it means the temperatures are higher than they should be. That's what... Read More

Road open after downed tree blocked access

Rotorua Lakes Council’s contracting crews are completing the final stages of clean up along Hamurana Road after a large tree blocked vehicle access.... Read More

The hues and moods of autumn

  “How beautifully leaves grow old!” wrote John Burroughs, the American naturalist and essayist. “How full of light and colour... Read More

A stunning autumn day in the BOP

It’s going to be a sunny day in the Bay of Plenty today, as early morning cloud clears throughout the day. A ridge of high pressure lies over... Read More

Ngongotahā Community Reference Group underway

The Ngongotahā Community Reference Group has held its inaugural meeting. The Community Reference Group will help create an Action Plan to reduce the... Read More

Risk of thunderstorms and small tornadoes in BOP

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty, meaning there is a risk for thunderstorms to become severe and small tornadoes. The... Read More

Severe weather watch upgraded to warning

UPDATED 9.31AM: A severe weather watch for heavy rain in the Bay of Plenty has now been upgraded to a warning. The MetService says heavy rain is forecast... Read More

Some rain relief coming for parched North Island

Some rain is on the way for very dry parts of the North Island, says WeatherWatch.co.nz There are two chances of rain, the first is developing today... Read More

A few isolated downpours in NZ this week

High pressure dominates NZ’s weather this week but the country will have a few drizzle patches and afternoon downpours here and there. The week... Read More

Calmer and more humid weather moves in

Yesterday New Zealand saw a severe thunderstorm form around Central Plateau and over the next week ahead, people are being warned to expect more heavy... Read More

NZ’s big dry to get bigger and drier

Rainmakers are definitely increasing around the New Zealand area but stubborn high pressure will continue to hold the rain clouds at sea for most (but... Read More

Motorists urged to slow down as rain hits BOP

Police are warning motorists to slow down as rain hits the region for the first time in a long time. National road policing manager Superintendent Steve... Read More

Possible showers to end the week

While nothing is set in stone, the latest forecast is showing a chance of showers at the end of the week. An enormous high pressure system (anticyclone)... Read More