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Fine day for most before fog sets in for Anzac Day

NZ Herald Weather - 12 hours 15 min ago
A foggy morning awaits those who will be waking up early for Anzac Day dawn services across the country tomorrow.MetService meteorologist April Clark said Wellington and Christchurch will have low-lying cloud early tomorrow, while...

Stunning aurora captured from Auckland

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 23/04/2017 - 12:32
An Auckland self-described "aurora hunter" captured the shot of a lifetime when he captured the Southern Lights over the Manukau Heads.Gareth West was out with a flatmate photographing the sunset last night when he thought he might...

Big swells and fine weather forecast for Anzac Day

NZ Herald Weather - Sat, 22/04/2017 - 09:28
Fine weather with the odd shower is in store for the country this weekend with a sub-tropical low off the East Coast expected to bring a large swell early next week.MetService forecaster Cameron Coutts said the subtropical low was...

Another large storm bears down on New Zealand bringing giant waves

NZ Herald Weather - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 12:01
Another sub-tropical storm looms large off the eastern coast of the North Island.Niwa says the large storm is expected to develop and swirl to the northeast of New Zealand this weekend and into next week.Those on the East Coast...

More Omokoroa slips devastate victims

NZ Herald Weather - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 08:56
Five Omokoroa property owners who have had to evacuate due to major slips in the past two weeks have no idea when they will be able to return to their homes.Western Bay of Plenty District Council staff were monitoring slips in Omokoroa...

Next few days of school holidays should be sunny, says Metservice

NZ Herald Weather - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 14:40
Parents rejoice! Week one of school holidays, and the weather is set to be fine for the next few days, Metservice says."Essentially the weather over the next few days is going to be quite nice, it's going to be fairly benign," meteorologist...

April: NZ's wettest month ever?

NZ Herald Weather - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 12:33
If it feels like it's been the most rain-soaked April ever, the weather books have the proof.Even with two weeks left, April has already proven one of the wettest on record for many locations - and a rainfall record-breaker for...

Rain brings relief to Canterbury farmers

NZ Herald Weather - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 12:11
The hills and fields of the eastern South Island are green at last, signalling an end to the worst drought in the region's modern farming history.But while stock are happily grazing back in their paddocks, the effects of the drought...

Hail, thunder and lightning as spectacular electrical storm hits Gisborne

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 20:04
Bolts of lightning and walnut-sized hailstones have pelted Gisborne as an electrical storm moves up the east coast of the North Island.The Gisborne Herald posted footage of a lawn and vege garden being rapidly carpeted in hail,...

Spider bum 'parachutes' become online sensation

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 13:19
A 30-metre weave of cobweb that blanketed part of the Bay of Plenty during the weekend has been described a natural phenomenon known as "spider bum parachutes".The large, shimmering ribbon of web covered much of Papamoa's tsunami...

Weather clears as Easter holiday ends

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 12:09
It's been the wettest first half of April on record at Whakatane and on the Coromandel - but the weather is finally clearing today as the Easter holiday ends.MetService meteorologist April Clark said the battered eastern Bay of...

NASA balloon launch at Wanaka delayed again

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 10:59
US space agency NASA has postponed its fifth attempt to launch a huge stadium-sized balloon from Wanaka to collect scientific data from space.The agency said the wind was again unsuitable to launch the balloon, described as the...

Sun came out for Easter weekend but thunder and hail due Monday

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 16/04/2017 - 18:18
April's weather was back to normal on the weekend, as sunny spells mixed with showers in much of the North Island.The intermittent sunshine was welcomed for Easter Sunday after areas in the northern North Island saw double monthly...

Big cleanup continues in Edgecumbe

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 16/04/2017 - 12:17
Volunteers helping to clean up in Edgecumbe will be tackling the worst-affected houses today.More than 100 people helped yesterday and more are expected today.Whakatane District Council said about 150 volunteers will be working...

North Island to get showers later today

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 16/04/2017 - 10:22
Just when you thought the rain might be over - it's not. The MetService say showers are likely for much of the North Island today with scattered rain due across much of the South Island. In Auckland this afternoon showers are...

Family trapped in house after Piako River breaches bank

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 16/04/2017 - 10:03
A Waikato family are trapped inside their house after the Piako River breached its stopbank, surrounding their home with water.Waikato police Senior Sergeant Ray Malcolmson said they have since called for a boat to help free the...

Weeks of wet weather destroy crops and cause vegetable prices to rise

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 16/04/2017 - 05:00
Kiwis will be forking out more for winter veggies with weeks of record-level rainfall wiping out crops. It has been a chaotic few weeks for storm-battered New Zealand, as the Tasman Tempest and Cyclones Debbie and Cook drenched...

Looter targets Kohimarama apartments hit by landslide

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 16/04/2017 - 05:00
Residents of a Kohimarama apartment block who feared for their lives after their properties were struck by a landslide have now been targeted by looters.Unit owner Craig Jones, who was forced to move out of his apartment after a...

'Bango!' Tree crashes through roof, man goes back to sleep

NZ Herald Weather - Sat, 15/04/2017 - 13:26
David Davis got the shock of his life when a large tree crashed into his caravan, but he wasn't going to lose sleep over it.The Tauranga man had been inside his caravan at Silver Birch Holiday Park when he heard an almighty bang...

Goodbye Cyclone Cook: Rain still on the cards, but weather better this weekend

NZ Herald Weather - Sat, 15/04/2017 - 07:35
Ex-Cyclone Cook has left New Zealand shores and although heavy rain is expected in some areas, the weather is looking better this weekend.Severe weather warnings have been lifted, but the MetService has issued a severe weather watch...

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