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Summer comes early to West Coast as November rains stay away

1 hour 44 min ago
November is usually the wettest month on the West Coast, yet there has scarcely been a drop of rain for the past week and none on the horizon either.A large anti-cyclone parked off the country has brought summer early, and meteorologists...

Patchy drizzle making way for fine days for most of the country

7 hours 46 min ago
Last week's tempestuous weather, which included thunder and hundreds of lightning strikes , is clearing with light, isolated showers the worst of what's forecast for the week.A low lingering in the North Island for the past few...

Weekend weather: Windy, showery in north, sunny in south

Sat, 18/11/2017 - 10:26
It'll be a windy, showery weekend for those in the upper North Island but further south it's set to be sunny and warm.Metservice meteorologist Claire Flynn said a ridge of high pressure was sitting over the South Island, but a low...

It's looking like a dry December across the country

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 12:27
A significant dry spell is developing across the country that could last into December.WeatherWatch has reported an unusually long dry bout of weather is now setting in across New Zealand, after what has been an exceptionally wet...

Thunderstorms to hit Central North Island, Waikato

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:49
Thunderstorms are likely to hit the country again today, with the Central North Island and Waikato this time in the gun.However, the weekend is looking a lot brighter, and warmer, with temperatures set to get into the mid-20s in...

Small twister hovers above Auckland's North Shore as rough weather threatens

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:06
A small tornado has been spotted in the sky above an Auckland seaside suburb this morning.As the North Island braces for a second day of dramatic and potentially deadly thunderstorms a funnel cloud has already been spotted spiralling...

A second day of violent thunderstorms to rock the North Island

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 07:30
A second day of dramatic and potentially deadly thunderstorms may be in store for the top half of the North Island.Thundery downpours laced with large hailstones are expected to batter Waikato to Northland throughout the day. The...

Hail, rain deluge strikes Takanini

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 14:50
The South Auckland suburb of Takanini has been hammered in a sustained battering by hailstones "as big as marbles"."It was intense and went on for quite a long time," said Andrea Larkins, an accountant at the Takanini Village. ...

Fleeting showers as ridge of high pressure settles over country

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 09:20
A ridge of high pressure continues to cover the country over the next couple of days with just a few showers in the North Island expected.But it's Central Otago where the temperatures are set be the warmest, with Alexandra reaching...

Near record temperatures, beach days - great weather on cards south of Auckland

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:08
Spring is about to end on a summery note for much of the country with temperatures tipping 30C set to scorch regions for days on end.Despite November beginning on a wintry note across the South Island, coming weeks will see the...

Severe weather warnings: Roof blown off house in eastern Bay of Plenty

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:22
The roof of a house in Opotiki in the eastern Bay of Plenty is being blown off by the wind.Fire crews got a 111 call from the owner of a rural property who said part of the roof had lifted off above the lounge upstairs.Fire and...

Weather: Cloudy, windy day ahead for most of NZ, dry skies in Hamilton and Wellington

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:39
Most of the country is in for a cloudy, windy day, but sports fans rejoice - skies should stay dry in Hamilton and Wellington for the rugby league and football matches tonight.MetService meteorologist Ravi Kandula said many Kiwis,...

Weekend weather: Expect showers, winds

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 08:56
Don't pull out sunhats yet, weekend weather isn't looking too hot.A subtropical low-pressure system is moving south towards the North Island, bringing rain.The upper North Island can expect a strong, moist, southeasterly flow,...

It's not over yet: Another storm is set to bear down on NZ

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 13:37
A new storm is preparing to bear down from the tropical north and hit the North Island this weekend.As central and southern regions mop up from a fast and furious storm that plunged parts of the country into a winter wonderland...

Strong winds blow catamaran onto Nelson street

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 09:10
Strong winds that lashed the top of the South Island overnight dumped a catamaran in the middle of the road. In the Nelson suburbs of Tahunanui and Monaco firefighters responded to reports of sea surge but were forced to continue...

Short, sharp storm sweeps north of the country

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 06:00
Floods, downed powerlines and upturned trampolines are expected to greet residents this morning after a fierce storm set to pass over the country last night.The short, sharp storm was set to bring damaging strong winds to central...

Gusts over 100km/h measured in Wellington as storm hits

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 19:51
Wind gusts measuring over 100km/h have been recorded in Wellington as a fierce storm makes its way up the country.The short, sharp storm is forecast to bring damaging strong winds to central New Zealand, snow to low levels in the...

MetService warns to avoid travel as severe weather approaches

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:22
Batten down the hatches - meteorologists are warning people to avoid travel as a short but sharp storm approaches parts of the country today.A heavy rain warning is in force for Westland, Fiordland, the headwaters of Canterbury...

World Meteorological Organization predicts 2017 will be third hottest year

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 23:24
2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization - and Kiwi scientists say the impact of the changing climate is hitting home in New Zealand already.Only 2015 and 2016...

Snow, rain and gales - a destructive storm bears down on New Zealand

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 07:47
Destructive storm-force winds of up to 140km/h are set to batter the capital in coming days while the far south braces for heavy snow. A series of severe weather warnings has been issued for southern and central New Zealand as...

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