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NZ v Australia: Sunshine and storm

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 14:41
The first Saturday of summer has seen parts of New Zealand bask in temperatures not usually seen so early.Temperatures near Christchurch were expected to reach 34 degrees today - much higher than the summer average of 21 degrees.WeatherWatch.co.nz...

Severe weather hitting Australia will avoid NZ: MetService

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 09:31
As townships in Australia are evacuated because of heavy downpours, New Zealand's risk of severe weather has reduced.Torrential rain lashed Victoria last night and residents were warned today would be worse. Despite the weather...

Editorial: The sound of test cricket ushers golden weather

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 06:00
How good it is to have test cricket on the radio so early in the summer. The series that started between the Black Caps and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve yesterday was exactly the way summer should start.For too long New...

Sun and thunderstorms welcome summer

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 10:10
Sunshine will be a predominant feature of the first weekend of the warmer season, which will be welcome news for Kiwis hoping to make the most of their weekends off work at one of a number of festivals and shows around the country.The...

Thunderstorms to rock Auckland south as violent weather bombards NZ

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 07:28
Violent thunderstorms are to lash the country with torrential rain and flash flooding for the fifth day in a row.MetService has issued a thunderstorm warning covering much of the country and severe electrical storms are in store...

Weather forecast: Thunderstorms persist until weekend

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 17:52
Violent thunderstorms are lashing the country with torrential rain and flash flooding for the fourth day in a row.MetService issued a severe thunderstorm warning for inland areas of the mid and bottom of the North Island and the...

More electrical storms to hit NZ as Roxburgh district still recovers from weekend storm

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 06:40
Much of the country is bracing for more violent electrical storms today as Roxburgh remains cut off and cleaning up from Sunday's storm.MetService says the risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening is high for inland parts...

Extra police, firefighters in Roxburgh as more rain starts falling

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 17:34
Rain has started falling in Roxburgh as dark clouds loom over the town still in clean-up mode from Sunday's downpour.An Otago Daily Times reporter in the town said it started raining about 3.30pm as the forecast thunderstorms...

'Here we go again': Thunderstorms brewing over North Island

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 14:46
Thunderstorms are gathering over Mt Taranaki and the central and lower North Island, and swathes of the country are under severe weather watches.In storm-lashed Roxburgh, Mayor Tim Cadogan and the police are warning people to be...

Wet weather to hit Central Otago as Roxburgh continues cleanup

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 07:23
More dramatic thunderstorms are expected to roll across the central and lower North Island and inland areas in the South Island today.Sporadic but heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast for the afternoon and will...

Lightning starts striking stormy North Island skies

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 13:43
Bolts of lightning are illuminating skies above the North Island as thunderstorms start to rumble over the central Plateau and Wellington ranges.The lower half to the North Island is under a severe thunderstorm watch for the next...

Flash flooding warning as warm and muggy temperatures continue

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 06:00
Rain has returned with a vengeance to the South Island, with sudden thunderstorms causing major flooding and road damage and forcing evacuations in the Central Otago town of Roxburgh.And weather forecasters are warning the same...

Severe thunderstorms: 30mm of rain and 5C temp drop in an hour

Sun, 26/11/2017 - 17:26
A road in Otago has flooded as patches of the tinder-dry South Island get a soaking, while parts of the North Island are also due for thunderstorms.The MetService warned of potentially severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail...

Melbourne woman dead after being struck by lightning

Sun, 26/11/2017 - 13:20
A WOMAN in her 20s has died after being struck by lightning in Melbourne on Friday night.The woman and another man in his 20s were injured outside a home on Sunset Drive, in Chirnside Park, in Melbourne's north east around 8.40pm,...

Warm and muggy weather set to continue, possible thunderstorms tomorrow

Sat, 25/11/2017 - 14:02
Hot and muggy weather is set to continue into next week with some typical summer thunderstorms forecast for some areas, but these are likely to be short-lived.Things are looking good for tonight's highly-anticipated Rugby League...

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