Spring rains expected this week

A weak trough is expected to move across New Zealand on Tuesday, and confidence of severe weather remains minimal, according to the MetService. On Wednesday... Read More

Snow possible for Desert Road tonight

Snow is being forecast for the Desert Road tonight. The MetService says snow is predicted to fall to 700 metres about the central North Island from... Read More

Mainly rain in the south and sunny in the north

WeatherWatch advise that a front is pushing northwards over the South Island today bringing heavy rain in the west, and strong northwesterlies in the... Read More

Fine weather becomes unsettled through weekend

After some heavy rain over much of the country, MetService is forecasting fluctuating weather through the weekend, as the front that had been affecting... Read More

A mostly settled weekend after turbulent week

Typically, changeable springtime weather continues over New Zealand as the working week draws to a close. The MetService forecasting a low pressure... Read More

Motorists are asked to avoid unnecessary travel

With a heavy rain watches in force for the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty today, motorists are being asked to drive to the conditions. Waka Kotahi Transport... Read More

Heavy rain expected to spread across NZ

A new low is about to move in to northern NZ from the north west and bring heavy eastern rain while it does so, good news for Hawke's Bay which is... Read More

Rain expected during middle of the week ahead

A low is expected to affect northern and central New Zealand later this week, says a MetService spokesperson. "A front should clear the North... Read More

Snowfall warning for Desert Road

A snowfall warning has been issued for Desert Road, and severe gales and heavy rain are forecast for parts of New Zealand. “Snow showers are expected... Read More

Auckland flood victims have accommodation support

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Temporary Accommodation Service has been activated following recent flooding in the West and... Read More

A wet and windy week

The second week of spring brings one quick-moving weather system after another, with MetService forecasting severe weather in many parts of New Zealand. A... Read More

Severe weather risks across NZ this week

Heavy western rain, heavy southern snow, strong eastern and northern gales - and some sunshine in the mix too. "Welcome to the first full week... Read More

NZ has its warmest winter on record

The country has just had its warmest winter on record - beating the record set just last year. Official climate data from Niwa shows June to August... Read More

Weather outlook for the week ahead

The MetService advise that a low and associated front will be approaching the country from the Tasman Sea on Monday. “This weather system is forecast... Read More

Some showers coming this week

The MetService advise that a weak cold front will be moving northwards over central and northern New Zealand on Monday and Tuesday, bringing... Read More