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Combination of rain, gales, snow set to hammer Hawke's Bay

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:00
The first week of the school holidays may be off to a pleasant start on the weather front, but come tomorrow all that will change. Winter is set to make its presence known, with heavy rain, strong winds and snow expected to hit...

Rain starts to fall in south ushering in miserable holiday cold snap

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:34
A major southern tourist road is closed and snow is falling in central Otago as the anticipated wintry blast hits the far south. In the past few hours rain has started to fall across Southland in the prelude to days of heavy snow,...

94-year-old hits the slopes on Mt Hutt as snow predicted for much of the south

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:00
As the country braces itself for four days of atrocious weather, one person doesn't seem to mind the coming onslaught of snow - 94-year-old Willi Huber.Huber, who was a key figure in establishing the Mt Hutt ski fields in the early...

Bay to dodge most of this week's 'wintry madness'

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 18:06
The Bay of Plenty is expected to dodge the worst of this week's predicted blast of winter weather, but will not escape entirely.South Islanders have been told to prepare for two days of snow beginning tomorrow.Lower and Central...

Police Notebook: Don't let parenting skills take a holiday

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 16:59
The following incidents were reported to Rotorua police during the past few days: Schools are out but caregivers can't let their parenting skills be on holiday.That's the message from Rotorua police, who say some young unsupervised...

School holiday nightmare: winter arrives with vengeance across South Island

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 12:28
Snow is set to blanket vast tracts of the South Island tomorrow as a miserable school holiday storm sweeps across the country.With snow expected to low levels across many regions mainlanders are being told to prepare for days of...

Heavy fog causes problems flying in and out of Christchurch

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 08:28
Flights in and out of Christchurch have been delayed and cancelled by heavy fog sweeping across the city this morning.Air New Zealand has tweeted that a number of domestic flights have been affected by the adverse weather conditions....

Heavy snow and rain to fall for days, flooding and gales across central New Zealand south

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 05:18
The country is preparing for its worst winter storm of the year with rain, snow and gales set to batter much of New Zealand.As the first week of the school holidays gets underway MetService is warning the vicious cold front is expected...

Batten down the hatches - bad weather is coming for most of the country

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 07:44
Northlanders are set to be battered by gale force westerly winds today and MetService warn the gusts may become severe at times in exposed places.Shower with squally thunderstorms are also on the radar for the region - and it's...

The day the Earth fell in - Four months on from dramatic flooding in the Auckland suburb of New Lynn

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 05:00
Ram Shalendra wants out, badly. Azad Shaker wants in, badly. And Jaison Chacko, well, he's already out, so now he just wants to know things are going to get better.This is the story of small business owners where one of the Auckland's...

Heavy snow on the way for both the North and South Island this week

Sat, 08/07/2017 - 15:42
Heavy snow is on the way for both islands next week, with highway closures likely, Weather Watch head analyst Philip Duncan says.In a special update this afternoon, Duncan said it was not a major storm, but possibly the lowest snow...

Rain will not dampen the spirit at Lions decider in Auckland

Sat, 08/07/2017 - 08:47
Heavy fog has lifted over Auckland after some panic that cancelled and delayed flights could affect rugby fans making their way to the city for tonight's big game.The odd shower is expected during tonight's All Blacks and Lions...

Heavy fog shrouds Auckland, cancelling flights ahead of Lions decider

Sat, 08/07/2017 - 06:42
Aucklanders are waking to a murky start to the day with fog covering parts of the city and cancelling flights this morning.Fog restrictions have been put in place at Auckland Airport and about 13 domestic flights have been cancelled...

700 lightning strikes during Auckland's fierce thunderstorm

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 09:00
More than 700 lightning strikes lit up the stormy sky over Auckland during a violent thunderstorm yesterday evening.MetService duty forecaster Tuporo Marsters said the city was struck by 701 flashes and rocked by loud, rolling thunderclaps.The...

The worst rain set to hold off until after key British and Irish Lions tour clash

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 07:16
Good news for the thousands heading to the decider at Eden Park tomorrow: the rain is expected to hold off until the celebrations start.Fears rain would spoil the equalised test series between the All Blacks and British and Irish...

Cleanup begins after storm causes 'carnage' across Auckland

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 06:05
A cluster of businesses in the centre of Papakura are counting the costs of last night's thunderstorm, which caused "carnage" in a local arcade.The dangerous storm swept across the city at rush hour, grounding flights, flooding...

Car hits power pole, fence on flooded road in Ardmore, Papakura

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 21:20
A person was seriously injured when the car they were in hit a power pole on a flooded Auckland road following this evening's intense thunderstorm.The crash happened on Alfriston-Ardmore Rd around 300m from the Alfriston Rd intersection.A...

Thunder, hail and 'intense' rain to hit Auckland

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 15:50
"Dangerous" weather is about to hit Auckland and the upper North Island as intense downpours, thunderstorms and hail move in from the west.Ominous-looking clouds have smothered the Waitakere Ranges as torrential rain approaches....

Wrap up warm as year's coldest fortnight begins

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 07:12
It was a freezing cold night for some in the South Island as temperatures dropped below zero in many places, some as low as -8.2C.Temperatures at Mt Cook airport between 4 and 5am dropped to -8.2C, while it was -5.3C at Tekapo,...

Rain set to fall on Team New Zealand's parade

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 11:42
The parade to celebrate Team New Zealand's victory in the America's Cup is set to be as wet as the sea off Bermuda with rain looking likely for Thursday's welcome home.WeatherWatch is predicting a large area of low pressure will...


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