MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northern areas of the North Island including the Coromandel Peninsula tonight into Friday morning.
MetService meteorologist Lewis Ferris warns: “There could be very strong localised wind gusts... Continue reading »
MetService is forecasting an unsettled week of weather, with temperatures likely to return to normal for this time of year, following the snowy weekend.
A blanket of snow has fallen to low-levels over southern New Zealand this weekend, and snow... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council is holding an open day on 11 August, 9am-11am, to demonstrate how the mechanical gates work and talk about why they are so important to protect the community.
The floodgates, which fill the gap in the stopbank where State... Continue reading »
Tomorrow, Saturday 27 July from 1 pm – 5:30 pm, an emergency services exercise will be taking place in Whangamata.
“This is a large-scale exercise with approximately 100 emergency services personnel, civil defence staff and volunteers taking part,”... Continue reading »
MetService is forecasting an uneventful weather weekend for much of the country. While a ridge dominates the weather map bringing fine weather to most, a low departs the Far North on Saturday and a trough approaches Westland on Sunday.
That low will... Continue reading »
With many western regions of the country being hit with wet and thundery weather on Sunday the start of this working week will feel like a reprieve with eastern regions forecast a mostly dry day and showers in the west set to ease during Monday... Continue reading »
A series of fronts are forecast to move across the country from the west on Friday and over the weekend, delivering periods of rain and blustery north to north westerly winds at times across much of the country.
MetService meteorologist Andy Best... Continue reading »
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room has been activated since 1 pm today (Thursday 4 July 2019) to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on the region’s rivers.
Duty Flood Manager Mark Townsend says the increased river... Continue reading »
A front over the North Island today is set to bring plenty of rain and even snow, MetService has issued Orange Severe Weather Warnings for most of the central and northern areas of the Island in the next few days. The good news is that it’s looking... Continue reading »
An area of low pressure over the upper North Island has brought showers to Auckland and Northland to start this week. MetService is forecasting the low to move north during Tuesday, then away from the country on Wednesday, resulting in the showers... Continue reading »
Southwesterly winds have dominated the weather regime for the last few days but MetService are forecasting a ridge of high pressure which is set to bring settled weather with widespread frosts on Tuesday. The next rain band isn’t expected to reach... Continue reading »
It has been over a week since the start of winter and the arrival of the wintery weather. With this shift, even during cloud free sunny days some parts of the country are only reaching maximum temperatures of 13C, so it is time for us to hunker down... Continue reading »
Look up this month if you fancy an eyeful of Jupiter. NASA reckons the biggest planet in our solar system will be at its biggest and brightest during June.
As long as the clouds and weather don't get in the way Jupiter should be clearly... Continue reading »
With winter now starting to bite, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding pastoral livestock farmers of their animal welfare responsibilities, whether animals are kept at home or sent off-farm to graze.
“This time of year can be... Continue reading »
After much of May was dominated by settled weather, this past week has been a reminder that we were heading for Winter. With unstable westerlies dominating the lead up to the weekend, heavy rain and thunderstorms with hail affected much of the... Continue reading »
MetService are forecasting a deep low to move across the North Island on Wednesday bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the Island, and also the upper South Island.
MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey warns: “As well as strong winds and... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling this weekend across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region to plan ahead and expect changeable weather conditions.
Bay of Plenty Systems Manager Rob Campbell says this is one of the busiest weekends... Continue reading »
In the first 5 months of 2019, 39 people died on Bay of Plenty roads, with numerous others seriously injured, resulting in families and friends having to endure immeasurable and unnecessary heartache and suffering.
“Police talk a lot about road... Continue reading »
A cold snap is forecast to spread over the country on Saturday, which is perfectly timed for the change in season. Although MetService is forecasting a lot of severe weather for parts of New Zealand between now and Monday, Queens’ Birthday is... Continue reading »
As Autumn comes to a close, so does the generally settled weather over New Zealand.
A warning for heavy rain has already been issued for the southwest of the South Island, the first of many expected to be issued this week as series of fronts move... Continue reading »