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 »
This weekend is set to be the perfect chance to get some of those much-needed outdoor chores done ahead a more tempestuous coming week.
MetService are forecasting the cliché; ‘wet in the west of the South Island, fairly good elsewhere’, this... Continue reading »
MetService are forecasting a mild Autumn week of weather.
MetService Meteorologist Tui McInnes sums it up: “Not much wind, mostly dry but with cloud for many areas. A blocking high has built up over our region of the globe which is helping to keep... Continue reading »
A low from the Tasman Sea is forecast to move over New Zealand later today and early Monday bringing strong winds and rain to many places.
As the low approaches today, northerlies are forecast to strengthen over the North Island and upper South... Continue reading »
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds is not the most pleasing way to start the working week, but MetService says the rest of the week promises fine weather.
An active cold front has been making its way up Aotearoa, with the initial band of... Continue reading »
After a wet finish to Easter for most, the weather is improving heading into the short working week, with plenty of settled weather for dawn services around the country.
The rain bearing front and associated low pressure system will move away to the... Continue reading »
A ridge of high-pressure which has been dominating Aotearoa this week is set to give way to a front this Easter weekend.
MetService is forecasting a front to reach the South Island tomorrow before moving northwards towards the North Island late... Continue reading »
Good weather and a happy alignment of public holidays will make for a larger than usual number of visitors to the Coromandel this year says local MP Scott Simpson.
Easter is traditionally a big weekend around the region but this year we have Easter... Continue reading »
Due to the continuing dry conditions Hauraki District Council is still asking people to conserve water use by only using sprinkler systems on alternate days.
If your address is an odd number, only water on odd days of the month, if your address is... Continue reading »
High pressure is the theme for the first week of the school holidays, and the lead up to Easter. This means that weather will be generally settled for most places. Much of the country is already seeing sunshine on Monday, though cloud and the odd... Continue reading »
MetService forecast high pressure over much of the country this weekend, bringing warm and humid air over the North Island. Parts of the South Island are set to get a welcome dose of rainfall on Friday and Saturday, with a heavy rain warning in... Continue reading »