First wintry outbreak likely next weekend

The next several days ahead will be warmer than average in a number of regions, but it won’t last, warns WeatherWatch.co.nz Autumn is all about... Read More

Warmer weather coming, rain possible mid April

A second lightning storm has been captured on camera. Images sent to SunLive by Jeremy Merrick show the power of Mother Nature as most people slept... Read More

Cracker thunderstorm caught on camera

Mother nature put on a cracker of a show overnight, with a thunderstorm that got many people out in their backyards with their cameras. Several stunning... Read More

Unsettled weather for the weekend

MetService is forecasting unsettled weather for much of New Zealand over the next few days, and into the weekend. A low with an associated front makes... Read More

Turning some lights on may brighten your day

SAD (seasonal affective disorder) happens when the days get shorter. The lockdown doesn’t help either. If you feel your are suffering from this,... Read More

Tuesday’s temperature tumble

Autumn is all about ups and downs – some days wet, others dry. Some days hot like summer, others hinting winter is coming. This week high pressure... Read More

Heavy rain watch in force for the BOP

A heavy rain watch is in place for the Bay of Plenty. The MetService is forecasting periods of heavy rain, with rainfall amounts predicted to approach... Read More

NIWA needs volunteers for data entry

NIWA climate scientists are asking for volunteers to help with a historic weather project. The scientists have accumulated a mass of weather data for... Read More

Friday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, easing later with a ridge of high pressure moving in. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty A... Read More

Current weather pattern locked into until April

Generally speaking, New Zealand will lean drier than average for the rest of March and into the start of April with no significant change in the weather... Read More

Strong winds forecast to lash BOP

A severe weather watch for strong wind is in force for the Bay of Plenty. Strong south to southeast winds continue to cover the east of the North Island... Read More

Cyclone Gretel severe weather risks

Cyclone Gretel is tracking towards New Zealand today with clouds thickening over the North Island and sou’east winds enhancing later in the day. Latest... Read More

Tropical Cyclone risk for New Zealand next week

Computer models are lining up in agreement that a tropical cyclone will directly track towards New Zealand early to mid next week – but it’s... Read More

NZ entering cold and flu season

With all the talk of COVID-19, it’s easy to forget NZ is now entering the normal cold and flu season. March is typically when people start to... Read More

“High” risk for Cyclone to form in Coral Sea

WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters are closely monitoring a tropical depression which will become a tropical cyclone, likely on Friday. The weather organisation... Read More