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Crisp morning in store after overnight chill

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 07:07
Last night's chill will continue into a crisp start this morning but the clouds are expected to stay away on what should be a fine day.Aucklanders will be waking up to 5°C this morning, making extra layers essential. The rest of...

Weather forecast: Black ice and frost keep nippy grasp on NZ

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 10:05
Black ice and frost has hit the South Island causing crashes and police warning drivers to be careful. Two vehicles flipped after hitting black ice in the South Island this morning. The crashes, on Malaghans Rd in Queenstown,...

Cloudy, slightly warmer days ahead for Hawke's Bay

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 19:52
After a chilly start to the week MetService has forecast cloudy weather and an average temperature of 13C to 14C throughout the week. Meteorologist Sarah Haddon said yesterday's cold weather was caused by a ridge over central New...

Frost, sunny skies forecast as winter's chill bites

Sun, 25/06/2017 - 16:15
Rug up warmly tonight - the skies are clearing and it's set to get very cold for the start of the working week.Fine weather in sheltered parts of the country will see overnight lows hovering just above freezing and it will only...

Chilly, wet weather rolling in to Auckland along with Lions army

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 07:35
The country is in store for a chilly, wet weekend that will have Lions fans feeling more at home.A low, that soaked eastern parts of the North Island overnight, has pulled away leaving behind cold southwesterlies and showers.And...

Weather: More wet on the way for Bay of Plenty, Auckland, North Island

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 18:46
More heavy downpours - and even possible thunderstorms - are on the way for the Bay of Plenty and much of the rest of the country is in for a rainy evening too. Metservice has lifted snow warnings for Lewis Pass, Arthurs Pass and...

Sodden day ahead for much of North Island

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 07:29
Eastern parts of the North Island are in store for a soaking wet day and the rest of us won't escape showers either as a low makes its way down the country this weekend.A severe weather warning is in place until midnight tonight...

Schools forced to close as wild weather blocks bus routes

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 05:00
Hundreds of children missed out on school, commuters were left stranded and a herd of cows was left in a spot of bother yesterday as a deluge hit the north of the country. A low-pressure system brought heavy rain to Northland yesterday...

Schools shut, roads under water as Northland swamped by deluge

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:11
A dairy owner resorted to using a tractor to drive through rising floodwaters to open her store as flooding leaves the main highway to the Far North virtually impassable. Flooding has caused problems on roads at the top of the country...

Days getting longer but weather outlook still gloomy

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 05:00
Summer is officially on its way with the daylight hours lengthening after the winter solstice yesterday.It was the shortest day of the year, the cue for gardeners to get their garlic planted and hardy souls to take their traditional...

Winter-weather lashing for shortest day as rain, gales descend on New Zealand

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 05:00
The shortest day of the year has arrived, bringing with it winter's latest assault on the country.A settled start to the week came to an end as winds picked up overnight, and vast swathes of New Zealand are set to be drenched as...

Days of rain, gales and snow poised to slam New Zealand

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 06:36
It'll pay to make the most of the last few hours of settled weather before winter starts a fresh assault on the country. Vast swathes of New Zealand are set to be drenched as a complex low conjures up days of rain, gales and even...

Wet weather on way for Northland, with rain heavy at times

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 17:17
A relatively warm but wet week is in store for Northland as a front possibly brings heavy rain across the region from the Tasman Sea.MetService meteorologist April Clarke said showers across Northland today would likely get heavy...

Antarctic storm: 'Like living in a wind tunnel'

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 17:05
If you've found yourself complaining about the winter chill, spare a thought for Scott Base overwinter staff who spent the weekend locked down amid one of the fiercest forms of storm on the planet.What's called "Condition-1" weather,...

Weather battle: north could get wet and windy, south snow

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 11:00
Northern parts of the country could be hammered by heavy rain next week, while the south could get snow, in what one forecaster has described as a battle of weather systems.A low pressure system was expected to approach the Far...

Weather: Fog blankets Auckland, Waikato and Waitomo, delays flights

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 07:08
Fog is enveloping much of country and delaying international flights. A heavy blanket of fog is sitting over Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo and Taumarunui. MetService meteorologist Sarah Haddon expected it would lift around midday....

Sun's out as country set to enjoy chilly but fine weekend

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 06:21
After a fierce mid-week polar blast the country is now set to enjoy a bluebird weekend.With up to 30cm of snow falling on the southern ski fields, extensive road closures and wild weather toppling trees the country is in for sunny...

Watch NZH Local Focus: WINZ job seekers clean up flood inundated farms

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 13:16
Thames resident Lucan Johnson gets up at 5'oclock every morning - and bikes for around an hour to meet a van that will take him to work. He says it's his soon to be born son that's motivating him to work hard. "I look at my partner...

Giant 10m waves crash off South Island coast

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 11:59
Towering waves 10m high are crashing off the South Island's east coast.Niwa says the huge swells have been recorded off Banks Peninsula and are due to hit the North Island later today. Ferry sailings have been cancelled and coastal...

Roads closed across South Island as wintry blast brings snow

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 06:47
Snow and ice has closed roads across the South Island and ferry sailings between the islands have been halted as a polar blast storms up the country. A number of main highways in Southland and Otago are closed after snow fell...

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