The sun makes a brief but welcome return

The previous weeks have introduced winter to Aotearoa with large swells, gale southerlies and plenty of rain, but high pressure and sunshine is set to... Read More

Frosty start to a BOP morning

People can be forgiven for the lack of motivation for wanting to leave the warmth of their beds this morning, as temperatures plummeted overnight. At... Read More

‘UFO’ clouds hover over BOP

Incredible skies over Bay of Plenty were snapped on camera as the cold southerly finally settled in the region. A cloud formation, which resembled a... Read More

SH1 Desert Road reopens after heavy snow

State Highway 1/Desert Road has reopened between Rangipo and Waiouru, following last night’s closure due to heavy snow. This follows the reopening... Read More

Snow eases today, but returns on Saturday

Traditional winter is here. Despite some quite dramatic news headlines, the wintry period right now is typical for the country in July, although that... Read More

Desert Road snow forecast prompts NZTA warning

Motorists travelling through Tongariro National Park are being warned to plan ahead and expect winter driving conditions. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport's... Read More

July 1 kicks off wintry weather

Snow is forecast on the ranges around Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington today, while ski fields in both islands get a snow dump with over 20cms likely. The... Read More

Southerlies sum up this week

Last week saw the country divided in half with the lower South Island having settled conditions while places in the North Island were seeing heightened... Read More

Cold change about to pounce bringing snow

  This weekend is warmer than average across New Zealand, a precursor to the cold change about to pounce, says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.   “Temperatures... Read More

Thunderstorm slams through Tauranga

The weather blast that ploughed its way across Papamoa just before noon today causing mayhem and property damage, also threw itself at other suburbs.... Read More

Tornado rips through Papamoa causing mayhem

A tornado has ripped through Papamoa this morning sending roof tiles, trampolines, and road work signs flying and bringing down fences. "It's... Read More

Watch out for thunderstorms this morning

The MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch this morning. “This watch affects people in the Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Bay of Plenty,... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advised that a low pressure system will bring unsettled conditions to most of New Zealand today. “Parts of the West Coast and central... Read More

Heavy rain watch for BOP and Coromandel

Heavy rain is being forecast for eastern and northern parts of the North Island, with a severe weather watch is force for the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty... Read More

Flood warning near Bayfair

Heavy rain is causing some chaos in the Bay of Plenty today. SunLive has received reports of flooding in the Mount area.  Fire and Emergency... Read More