Thunderstorm watch issued for Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty is currently under a severe thunderstorm watch. Thunderstorms are expected to develop over northern and central parts of the North Island... Read More

Heavy rain, showers expected for most of week

Batten down the hatches...or at least wear a raincoat to work this week, as heavy rain and isolated showers are set to hit around the country from Monday through... Read More

VIDEO: Mixture of pattern & chaos in December

El Nino peaks in December and January, just in time for the hottest part of summer. WeahterWatch's final ClimateWatch for 2023 focuses on pattern... Read More

Yoyo-ing temperatures but becoming drier

The working week kicks off with settled weather for most, however MetService is forecasting a band of rain to move across New Zealand during Tuesday and Wednesday.... Read More

Weather for the week ahead

MetService has issued a Severe Weather Outlook, with settled weather expected later in the week. "A weakening front moves east across the South Island preceded... Read More

Ten days till summer and there's snow on the way

It may only be 10 days to the official start of summer, but there's snow on the way. MetService is forecasting snow to 400 metres in Southland and Otago on... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

A severe thunderstorm watch is being issued for the Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and Waikato. The watch is valid for the six hours from 2pm to 8pm today, says... Read More

October unusually wet and windy - NIWA

For anyone feeling particularly wind-blown recently, NIWA agrees with you. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research has released its Octoberclimate... Read More

A cool week with some rain

MetService is forecasting a week of cool temperatures with rain and thunderstorms for some areas, but a lot of the South Island will be on the drier side. A... Read More

Rain, hail and shine

A weather system out in the Tasman Sea which is expected to meander across the country in the coming days. It looks to bring some rain and wind for some... Read More

Weather patterns: Farmers urged to prepapre

Whether you live in the North or the South Island, MetService forecasters share that based on current El Niño data, we're all in for a different kind... Read More

Lola develops into category 5 super storm

Tropical Cyclone Lola has strengthened to a category 5 super cyclone, the Fiji Meteorological Service says. A category 5 cyclone means average winds will... Read More