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Heavy rain hammers most of the country, with 100mm falling in Nelson

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 08:50
Many parts of the country are experiencing a cold, wet start to their Sunday with heavy rain warnings and the risk of thunderstorms forecast.The heaviest falls are currently hitting the ranges of Nelson west of Motueka, with over...

Final week of school holidays could be a washout

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 06:00
Keep your raincoats and gummies at the ready - wet weather is set to continue for the final week of school holidays with a risk of thunderstorms and heavy rain warnings.It has been a wet weekend for most parts of the country as...

Heavy rain warnings and risk of thunderstorms as wet weather sets in

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 20:58
A heavy rain warning and severe weather watches are in force as a low pressure system approaches the country, bringing a risk of thunderstorms.The heaviest falls are expected about northwest Nelson where a heavy rain warning has...

Severe weather warning for Nelson as wet weather predicted for weekend

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 07:19
Wet weather is in store for most of the country this weekend and Nelson residents are warned of severe weather heading their way.Heavy rain is set to hit the Nelson ranges, west of Motueka, from Saturday night for the rest of the...

State of emergency in Florida as tropical storm approaches

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 09:42
A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as tropical storm Nate heads towards the state.Governor Rick Scott has today declared a state of emergency in 29 counties within Florida.Scott said he was ensuring local governments...

It must be the weekend - as country prepares for another drenching

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 06:47
Rain is on its way this weekend ushering in a wet second week for the school holidays. MetService says virtually everywhere except the far south of the country will get a drenching at some stage this weekend. The wet weather...

Hawke's Bay rainfall figures a 'mixed bag'

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 06:00
Rainfall in Hawke's Bay last month may appear normal but a closer look reveals some parts of the region were left higher and dryer than others. Hawke's Bay Regional Council climate scientist Dr Kathleen Kozyniak said the regional...

Was September as wet as we think it was?

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 12:59
New figures have shown how September soaked much of New Zealand with as much as one and a half times the month's normal amount of rainfall.But despite what seemed to many as a constant downpour, few places saw record rainfall, which...

Edgecumbe flood report finds residents had not known about serious flood risks to town

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 17:18
Edgecumbe residents whose town was devastated by flooding in April did not understand the serious risk posed by the Rangitaiki River breaching its banks, or understand formal evacuation procedures, a review has found.The Bay of...

Varied weather expected for first week of school holidays

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 06:00
More variable spring weather is due throughout the first week of the school holidays, with a strong wind watch in place for the Hawkes Bay and coastal Clutha-Southland areas.In the wake of a wild night, a settled southwest flow...

Gusts peak at 125km/h in Auckland as storm passes through

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 06:38
Auckland and Waikato bore the brunt of the storm which lashed the country overnight, with wind gusts peaking at 125km/h in exposed places and up to 20mm of rain falling.MetService duty forecaster Stephen Glassey said the Auckland...

School holiday weather: Big gusts make way for warmer week

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 06:00
Golfers ran for cover as hoardings went flying, drivers were battling fierce wind gusts and Civil Defence warned people to tie down loose objects as a storm packing gale-force winds approached the upper North Island last night.Trampolines...

New slip closes Scenic Drive in West Auckland

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 20:43
A large slip has closed Scenic Drive in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges, just south of the intersection with West Coast Rd.The winding west Auckland road will remain closed overnight, with contractors to assess the situation in the...

Skier who died in Mt Ruapehu crater lake was a well-liked adventurer

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 20:00
The man who died in Mt Ruapehu's crater lake was a well-liked adventurer.Richard Ebbett's Facebook page is full of photos of people with motorcycles, bicycles and paddling gear in rugged places.The 39-year-old from Taupo, was...

Wind gusts hitting 110km/h as bad weather arrives in Auckland

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 18:48
Wind gusts measuring 110km/h have been measured on the outskirts of Auckland as the city prepares for a blustery night.People in Auckland, Northland and the Waikato are being advised to tie down loose objects as a storm packing...

'Tie down loose objects' warning as storm heads for Auckland, Northland

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 09:57
People in Auckland and Northland are being advised to tie down loose objects as a storm packing gale-force winds of up to 110km/h is expected to hit the region tonight.MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes said the storm could be...

Gale force winds and thunderstorms to hit parts of NZ

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 17:50
Strong winds are expected to hit the North Island.MetService has issued a severe weather watch for Sunday, with gale force winds up to 85km/h to hit most of the North Island.Winds are expected to affect Taranaki out to the Coromandel,...

Wet weekend ahead as changeable spring weather continues

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 08:05
Aucklanders could be forgiven for thinking it was summer already, but the settled and sunny weather of the past few days is over, with patchy showers forecast through the weekend.Wet weather will appear in most parts of the country...

Wild spring weather to continue as temperatures cool

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 07:58
The North Island was lashed with large amounts of rain overnight and thunderstorms and heavy rain will continue in some areas today.MetService duty forecaster Brian Mercer said many areas, including Kerikeri, Hamilton, Whitianga,...

Wild weather on the way north

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 06:30
Wild weather that caused havoc in southern and central New Zealand yesterday is working its way up the country with the promise of gales and possible thunderstorms.Heavy rain and wind warnings have been issued for much of central...

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