Cyclone Kelvin’s leftovers to affect NZ

The leftovers of an ex-tropical cyclone are coming towards New Zealand - but not how you might think. The remnants of what was Cyclone Kelvin, which made landfall the other day in north western Australia, will drift out over southern Australia and the... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

Today is seven years since the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods, and a few showers clearing at night. The northwesterly should tend southwesterly in the afternoon.  It's... Read More

Cloud clearing to make way for sun

In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning cloud clearing to a fine day and some westerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  High tide... Read More

Gita making landfall in South Island

  Cyclone Gita now making landfall in New Zealand's South Island Cyclone Gita is making landfall in the upper NW South Island. It's expected to happen between now and 8pm NZDT. Landfall occurs when the centre of the low crosses land. After... Read More

A growing awareness on social media

A following is steadily growing for two Bay of Plenty Facebook groups devoted to bringing up-to-date traffic and weather information. Bay of Plenty Accidents and Bay of Plenty Weather and Natural Events are the names of two locally administrated groups. Each... Read More

A humid, rainy day today

Welcome today to the passengers from the Sea Princess.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting periods of rain, becoming more persistent in the evening. Also northerlies becoming strong in the afternoon, and easing overnight.  It's... Read More

Strong winds forecast as Gita hits NZ

A strong wind watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty as Cyclone Gita bears down on New Zealand. Cyclone Gita, currently located over the Tasman Sea, is forecast to track southeastwards and cross central New Zealand late Tuesday and early Wednesday.  The... Read More

Gita bearing down on New Zealand

West Coast authorities are already preparing for the ex-tropical cyclone Gita to hit, despite not being sure exactly what it could bring. Mayors and council chairs in the region met on Sunday to discuss how to prepare for the storm, and would meet later... Read More

Cyclone Gita to bring severe weather

Cyclone Gita, currently a Category 3 Tropical Cyclone south of New Caledonia, is expected to move southwards over the next couple of days, and curve towards New Zealand. During its journey, it will weaken to a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone, before it undergoes... Read More

Cloudy with a chance of rain

Welcome to the passengers from the Diamond Princess and Noordam. And also to the drivers and owners of Volkswagons at the annual Run to the Sun event, enjoying a weekend at Mount Maunganui.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting... Read More



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