Severe thunderstorm warning in force

The MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning on Sunday afternoon for the areas of South Waikato, Taupo, Otorohanga and Rotorua. A Severe... Read More

Thunder and lightning - very frightening

New Zealand weather forecasters have been very busy over the first week of summer. “The weather pattern over Aotearoa has been more spring-like... Read More

What‘s on - art, greyhounds and Chelsea Winter

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Atua. Kia hari tatou. The MetService have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Bay... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch in force

The MetService have issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch which is valid until late this evening. The watch affects people in the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua,... Read More

What‘s on - Santa parade, Messiah, Kiwi Christmas

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Kotahi tekau ma waru nga po i mua o te Kirihimete. Expect cloudy periods today with a possible evening shower or thunderstorm,... Read More

Massive smoke clouds smother Sydney, cover NZ too

Bush fires along eastern Australia flared-up on Thursday, with a huge pulse of smoke and dust crossing the Tasman Sea, covering parts of New Zealand... Read More

Wind and rain for some, fine and warm for others

MetService is forecasting more rain and gales for central and southern parts of New Zealand through to the end of the weekend, while eastern regions... Read More

No end in sight for warmer than normal weather

Sub-tropical and nor'west airflows are keeping most of New Zealand warmer than average. Not just for the last half of November. Not just for the... Read More

Southern Ocean storm to skirt Tauranga

Tauranga and Rotorua are expected to see the least amount of rough weather as a Southern Ocean storm moves across New Zealand. Up to 250mm has fallen... Read More

Sub-tropical winds keep temperatures above normal

Thought last night was warm, or this morning? The sub-tropical flow that covers most of New Zealand is pushing temperatures well above normal nationwide... Read More

NEMA replaces Civil Defence emergency management

The new National Emergency Management Agency has become operational from today. All of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence... Read More

More heatwaves on the way for summer

It kicks off with a windy start, as December is forecast to be blustery, particularly for the Western parts of the South Island which could get stormy. Niwa... Read More

What‘s on - music, markets and giant rock hunt

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Me whai wa ki te noho tahi me to whanau me o hoa. Today we are expecting some cloudy periods with occasional showers... Read More

What‘s on - parades, art and horse riding

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. I tenei ra ka awatea, ka wera. Expect a fine day apart from some morning cloud, and possible showers from late evening.... Read More

Thunderstorm watch issued for BOP

    Thunderstorms are expected to develop about many parts of the North Island today. The MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch... Read More