Weather

Strong southwesterly flows across New Zealand

A seven degree start in Tauranga this morning marks the arrival of a southwesterly flow covering most of New Zealand. Embedded in the weather system is a... Read More

Weekend weather: High pressure in the north

A cold change is about to reach the lower half of the South Island bringing snow to the hills and ranges and a cold Saturday for many. But Friday should be... Read More

The solar winter has begun

While we're still in Autumn the 'Solar Winter” has just begun, says WeatherWatch's Philip Duncan. "The second week of May marks the three months... Read More

Kiwis wake to snow, more cold temps on the way

Kiwis are this morning waking to frosts, snow, and bone-chilling winds - but with it comes dry, fine and sunny conditions for most. The National Institute... Read More

Weather: Chilly southerlies, and icy temperatures

An extended run of low temperatures is being forecast as New Zealand embraces the final month of autumn. This week holds in store a mix of biting cold winds... Read More

May begins on the cooler side

New Zealand is inching closer to winter and that is evident with the cooler temperatures being experienced throughout week. MetService is forecasting temperatures... Read More

Overnight chill a reminder of this day in history

MetService is reporting that the North Island/Te Ika-a-Māui had the "chilliest temperatures" overnight on Saturday, especially about the Central Plateau. The... Read More

Autumn weather ahead, bringing some rain

On Tuesday, April 23, a ridge is expected to lie over the north of New Zealand while a northwest flow strengthens over central and southern parts New Zealand.... Read More

Settled start to the school holidays

As the remnants of the weather system from last week move away to the east, the first week of the April school holidays begins with settled weather. Although... Read More

Updated thunderstorm watch for BOP

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Coromandel remains in place this morning. In an updated statement, the MetService says a... Read More

Heavy rain warning in place for Rotorua

An orange heavy rain warning is in place for Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty tomorrow. MetService is forecasting 80 to 140mm of rain in parts of the region,... Read More

Live weather updates: More torrential rain to come

More heavy rain and strong winds are being forecast for New Zealand today. The West Coast is set to get the worst of the torrential rain that has been drenching... Read More