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Think NZ is having a hot summer? Every Australian capital over 30C this week

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:11
Temperatures across Australia will soar this week as heatwave conditions bite.Western Australia and South Australia have already been sweating it out, while heatwave conditions are set to hit large parts of New South Wales and south-western...

Today's weather: Showers forecast but unlikely to help dry conditions

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:15
Canterbury's record run of days without rain could come to an end today as showers are forecast for the next couple of days.However, they're not expected to douse the region and will only bring light relief.Areas around Wellington,...

NZ Herald editorial: Balmy weather could outlast reservoirs

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:00
How long can this golden weather last? That is a question New Zealanders do not normally ask until February, or March if we are lucky.This summer started in October. At Halloween the South Island was in a heatwave with Alexandra...

Hot, humid weather to keep hitting North Island, rain for South Island

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 06:49
Parched areas of Canterbury look set for a reprieve tomorrow as a front makes its way across the country.It hasn't rained for nearly a month but the MetService this morning confirmed the region is in line for some light, but steady,...

Weather: Summer heat continues but rain relief in sight

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 13:35
It's been a dream summer run, but for those praying for some rain to replenish their water tanks, relief is in sight.Metservice meteorologist Andy Best said rain and showers can be expected across the country from tomorrow.However,...

Two week wait to fill the water tanks for some Auckland homeowners as summer scorcher bites

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 06:00
The big dry has left some residents in the Auckland region looking skyward - as tank water supplies dwindle and heavy demand slows truck refills.Some living in areas to the north and west of Auckland face a two week wait until their...

Liam Dann: Golden weather puts heat on the economy

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 06:00
What a week of weather. Summer has arrived this year with unusual punctuality."Phew, what's this going to shave off GDP?" I thought, as I lay on the sand listening to the surf, licking a Fruju and watching the children build sandcastles...

Weather: Sweet summer's day for most parts of the country

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 11:06
Our super summer continues for large parts of the country today, but a cool change on the way will bring relief to parts of the scorching south.Metservice meteorologist Brian Mercer said hot temperatures could again be expected...

Lazy high moves on but warmth lingers

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 06:00
It's not the end of the golden weather. Maybe just a bit of the blue sky weather for some of us.The country has basked in late-summer like conditions the past few weeks, with sun-starved Kiwis soaking up the hot, sunny weather...

Beat by the heat? Science has the solution

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 06:00
Feeling beat by the heat?Summer's sudden fast-forward to February conditions may have affected our brain and bodies in more ways than we might realise.A string of La Nina-driven high pressure systems over New Zealand has plunged...

Canterbury swelters in mid-30s heatwave, but expect sharp drop in temperatures next week

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 20:32
Here's a brief look at the weekend. As always you can find the latest forecast at ^JL — MetService (@MetService) December 8, 2017 The December heatwave scorched...

Weather watch: Rain heading to parched West Coast but dry continues in north

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:02
Heavy rain is likely to bring some relief for farmers on the West Coast. Other areas, however, won't be as fortunate.Westland, from south of Hokitika, is now under a MetService severe weather warning until tomorrow afternoon and...

Swelter to continue as high lazes over NZ

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 08:01
A few forecasted showers aren't expected to ease the minds of farmers as temperatures look set to remain in the mid 20s for the rest of the week.The MetService says the few showers forecast for western and northern parts of the...

Floods, droughts, wildfires coming

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 06:00
Report on climate change sees grim outlook for region. Extreme rainfall, severe droughts and wildfires could hit Auckland in years to come, according to a Niwa study on the impact of climate change on the region. The report...

Climate change: Auckland's average temperature to rise a Niwa report says

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 16:09
Auckland's average temperature could increase by 3.75C in the next 100 years.A Niwa report released today revealed the Auckland region's climate will get hotter over the next 100 years.If global emissions continued on the current...

Councils ask for water savings as big dry bites

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 06:00
Councils across New Zealand are asking people to voluntarily save water to avoid hose bans as restrictions bite across large swathes of the country.The warnings come as meteorologists say parts of the country could be on the verge...

Another day in paradise as temperatures set to soar to 30C

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 08:08
Another stunning day is in store for much of the country as temperatures soar to 30C while New Zealand basks in a summer heatwave. Masterton is expected to swelter on 30C and Blenheim, Christchurch and Alexandra are expected to...

Too early to tell if it has been a record start to December: Metservice

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 16:44
If you think it's been a hot start to summer, you'd be right.Although it is too early to tell if the first days of December have set records, we should expect hot weather to continue for the rest of the week, Metservice says.Four...

Q&A: What's turned up the heat?

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 15:35
We might officially only be four days into summer, but it already feels like February.What's been cranking up the heat?Scientists have pointed to an ocean-driven La Nina climate system, and, closer to home, dominant high pressure...

How to keep cool in this heat this Summer

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 08:59
If you thought the weekend was warm, expect even more sweltering temperatures for most of this week as summer arrives with a vengeance.MetService is predicting even higher temperatures today as an anticyclone hovers over New Zealand."It's...


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