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Is the best of summer over? Wet muggy weather ahead

37 min 55 sec ago
Days at the beach are numbered, as Kiwis are facing a muggy, wet remainder of the summer.The month of December was the second hottest on record, and January so far, according to Niwa, looks set to break records.One climate scientist,...

Scorching temperatures, showers for most regions today

9 hours 3 min ago
The heat is on over most regions today, but warm temperatures will be paired with widespread rain to kick the week off. Most spots around the North Island would peak at around 24C today, with Masterton scooping the hottest high...

New Zealand's hottest January could be ultimate record-breaker

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 18:56
Feeling the heat? You're not the only one as January 2018 looks to be the hottest in New Zealand's recorded history, climate scientist Jim Salinger said. It doesn't stop there. If the average temperature for the month slides...

Aussie heatwave: 40C for the third day in a row

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 16:58
Muchof NSW is set to endure another sweltering day as Sydney's west heads for a third consecutive maximum of 40C, with the mercury set to hit 47C in the state's outback.In northern Victoria, heatwave conditions continue with 17...

Weather: More sweltering nights on the way, with 20C lows

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:52
Did you find it hard to sleep in the sweltering heat last night?You weren't alone.Metservice meteorologist Cameron Coutts said it was an abnormally hot night for places across the country including Wellington where temperatures...

Calm weather expected for nation over weekend

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 06:00
It's been a week full of weather extremities around the country but the weekend is looking to be relatively calm.This week we had southerners complaining about the heat, the West Coast doused with heavy rain and flash flooding in...

Rain for north today and it's not flash for next week either

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 08:57
The top of the country remains under a heavy rain warning with torrential downpours expected to hit eastern districts this morning and no reprieve from the wet weather in coming days.Today will be a wet and sticky day for the North...

Worst of wet weather over for New Zealand but far north draws short straw

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 07:00
Most of the country is beginning to dry out after a deluge of rain that saw some areas receive more than 250mm in 24 hours but Northland is in for another hit.MetService meteorologist Tom Bell said the worst of the wet weather was...

Summer rain Fresh lashing in store for top of North

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 06:00
Most of the country is beginning to dry out after a deluge of rain that saw some areas receive more than 250mm in 24 hours but the top half of the North Island is in for another hit.MetService meteorologist Tom Bell said the worst...

South Islanders warned of thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 16:00
The east coast of the South Island could be in for tornadoes, large hail and thunderstorms.A severe weather warning issued by Metservice is warning South Islanders in Ashburton, Timaru and the surrounding areas that thunderstorms...

Govt to keep weather eye on dual units

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 06:00
The Government will look into an apparent double-up in which New Zealanders are paying millions of dollars a year to support two national weather forecasting agencies.State-owned enterprise MetService is New Zealand's official provider...

Explained: How you get your temperature forecasts

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:14
We've probably all thought it at some point, and especially this summer.The highs and lows reported on the TV news just didn't gel with what you felt outside that day.There's a good chance you were right.While weather forecasting...

Auckland trains delayed by power cuts

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 08:24
Auckland commuter trains are running five to 10 minutes late this morning after overnight power cuts which may have been caused by high winds.Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said electricity to overhead power lines was...

Ferries cancelled, deluges forecast, road 'ice' danger as weather starts to pack up

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 07:06
Storm clouds are looming as the latest spell of bad weather bears down on the country. Motorists in parched regions are being told to be wary of roads turning to skating rinks. Brisk winds are beginning to sweep over...

Dunedin temperature soars to record 35C

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 17:10
Dunedin has hit a sweltering 35C this afternoon making it the hottest day on record for the city.Much of the South Island has been baking in hotter than usual summer conditions this month but Dunedin looks set to take the top spot...

World's coldest village: Siberian town reaches near-record cold temperatures as thermometer breaks after recording minus 62C

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 17:01
Welcome to the coldest village on earth where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after stepping outside.The remote Siberian village of Oymyakon is the coldest permanently...

It's a scorcher! Dunedin's record high of 35C at airport

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 16:44
Dunedin Airport has this afternoon recorded its highest ever January temperature as the South swelters again today.MetService forecaster Cameron Coutts confirmed the record was broken when the airport reached 34.8C between 2.30pm...

How to keep cool in a Kiwi heat wave

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 09:37
As record-approaching temperatures sweep New Zealand, from 33.9C at Dunedin Airport to a scorching 35C in the little Otago town of Edievale and 31.5C in Lower Hutt yesterday, you'll no doubt be keen to employ some easy measures for...

Weather: Sweltering sun brings record heat above 30C

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 06:30
Southern New Zealand cities sweltered in temperatures above 30C yesterday but cooler temperatures are forecast in the coming days as rain and windy weather sweep the country.However, eastern regions of the South Island will have...

Heatwave continues in east of South Island as rain and wind bear down on rest of New Zealand

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 20:31
Southern New Zealand cities sweltered in temperatures above 30C today but cooler temperatures are forecast to hit in the coming days as rain and windy weather sweeps over the country. But the eastern regions of the South Island...

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