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Fog shrouds Auckland, international flight turned away, seven flights cancelled

15 hours 21 min ago
Flights have been diverted and cancelled as thick fog blankets many suburbs across Auckland this morning. Motorists are being warned to take care as the fog cloaks the city's motorways, drastically reducing visibility.Ferry services...

Zirka Circus leaves muddy mess at Lower Hutt's Avalon Park

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:54
Circuses and Wellington weather don't mix - if the sight of a Lower Hutt park this week is anything to go by.Those heading to Avalon Park may come across a scene of muddy carnage after the Zirka Circus cleared out last week.Damage...

130km/h gales batter the capital in day of wild weather

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 05:22
Gales with potentially destructive gusts are ramping up over the capital as heavy rain continues to drench the West Coast of the South Island.As rain heads up the South Island, the lower part of the North Island is being pounded...

Batten down the hatches: Stormy weather to hit North Island

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 13:24
By Katrina Bennett Wellingtonians are again being told to batten down the hatches as another bout of stormy weather is on the way.The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the capital, forecasting severe gale northerlies...

Last day of settled weather before week of rain and wind set in

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 09:05
Hang out the washing and mow the lawns, today is set to be the last of the settled weather before a low whips over from across the Tasman, bringing heavy rain and wind.The MetService said it will also bring strong winds to windy...

Lightning strikes top 9500 across country, rain soaks South Island

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 05:57
Lightning strikes nearly hit the 10,000 mark overnight as thunderstorms swept across the country.Auckland alone had 300 - although half of those were recorded out in the Hauraki Gulf - MetService says.As well as 9500 lightning...

Thunder, lightning strike Auckland from the west

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 18:09
Over 100 lightning strikes have been recorded in Auckland as a front moves over the upper North Island from the west.Videos online show bolts of lightning hitting the SkyTower in Auckland's CBD, while thunder is shaking people's...

Heavy rain and gale force winds lash lower parts of the country

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 06:49
Parts of the South Island and the lower North Island are set to be battered by heavy rain today and light snow is possible at Porters Pass and on the Milford Rd.MetService says a trough is crossing the South Island bringing heavy...

Up to 17 vehicles stuck in snow Crown Range

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 22:24
Up to 17 vehicles are stuck in snow on the Crown Range in Otago tonight, police say.Heavy snow has resulted in in two campervans and a further 10 to 15 vehicles stick on the Crown Range - Cardrona Valley Rd.The council and roading...

Weather: Showers in Auckland, heavy rain warning for West Coast

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 07:16
A showery Saturday is on the cards for Auckland and most of the North Island, but it's the West Coast that will be worst hit by the wet weather.The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Westland, with between 120mm...

Weekend weather forecast: a touch of spring

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 05:00
A touch of spring has arrived - most of the country is in for a warm, gusty and largely dry weekend.Metservice said a high of 18C for Auckland and lows of around 12C overnight should be expected - the warm air stemming from a westerly...

2017: NZ's coldest winter since 2009

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 13:00
It may have been warm overnight this week, but New Zealand is currently experiencing its coldest winter since 2009.MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths said not only has it been cold, the main centres have also experienced...

Balmy nights as country experiences 'warmer than usual' August

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 06:31
August is currently experiencing 'warmer than usual' temperatures and they're not expected to cool anytime in the near future, the MetService says.From Taupo to Gisborne to Te Kuiti to Palmerston North, they're just a few of the...

Warm, wet spring weather right around corner, say experts

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 19:55
A flurry of daffodils and lambs are just weeks away, with Niwa predicting spring weather will arrive right on time this year.Northwesterly winds will bring warmer-than-average temperatures through till October, as well as frequent...

North Island warned to brace for heavy rain, gales

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 06:33
The North Island is bracing for hours of heavy rain as a tropical-fuelled deluge sweeps across the country.Extensive warnings and watches across northern and western regions are in force as rain and gales with gusts of 100 km/h...

Here we go again - New Zealand in for a drenching and there aren't many parts that miss out

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:42
The country is in for a stormy 48 hours with gales, intense rain and tropical thunderstorms set to lash many parts of New Zealand. The MetService today issued heavy rain warnings for western and northern regions in both Islands....

Cloud hampers view of lunar eclipse

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 06:33
Moon gazers were hard-pressed to catch a glimpse of this morning's partial lunar eclipse as cloud and rain covered parts of the country. If the sky had been clear those who braved the early morning chill may have seen a moon that...

Moon will look dipped in red for morning's partial lunar eclipse

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 14:06
Take a look out into the sky early tomorrow morning and you might see a moon that looks as if it's been dipped in red ink. A partial lunar eclipse is happening in the early hours of Tuesday morning as the Earth travels between the...

Fewer chills as warm weather comes knocking

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 05:00
Patches of rain and warm temperatures are set to continue for the first half of the week as subtropical northerlies spread over the North Island.Cloudy days will also help take the chilly edge off mornings for most of the country,...

Missing Taranaki man may have survival kit, mother says

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 12:05
The family of Karl Roberts who is missing after a car crash in rugged northern Taranaki, hope he has got some survival gear and is hunkering down, alive.Mystery surrounds the 31-year-old's disappearance following a car crash in...


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