Weather: warm in the east, settled on Sunday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, therefore temperatures in the east are warm, says a WeatherWatch spokesperson. "An occluded... Read More

Severe weather watch for heavy rain

Periods of heavy rain are being forecast for the Bay of Plenty. The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the region. "An active front... Read More

La Nina event officially comes to an end

It is glass half empty or glass half full when it comes to La Nina, which has officially come to an end according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The... Read More

Matariki weekend - cloud cover & weather forecast

Central and eastern parts of New Zealand are expected to get a fairly clear view of the stars before sunrise tomorrow. The MetService is closely monitoring... Read More

Skies clear for magical Matariki Kite Day

The organiser of Tauranga's first Matariki Kite Day says it's "fantastic to see how much the event has grown over the years". Despite... Read More

Sub-zero temperatures recorded in NZ

Temperatures tumbled across the country overnight, with many areas dropping below freezing. MetService data shows Omarama, in Canterbury's McKenzie... Read More

Matariki viewing prospects

People living in the lower North Island and eastern South Island are likely to get the best views of the Matariki star cluster during the upcoming weekend,... Read More

Winter Solstice: Coldest nights so far for some

Temperatures this morning were the coldest of the year for parts of the country with even some people reporting their first frost of the year. Read More

Chilly winds and a look to the stars

  It sure is chilly, and MetService is forecasting the cold weather to stick around. Cold, windy southeasterlies are blowing across the North Island... Read More

What‘s on - jazz, comedy, kites

Good morning, and welcome to Sunday! Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. MetService are forecasting a mostly cloudy... Read More

Weather: Exhausting, historic week of warnings

Weather forecasters across NZ have had an exceptionally busy past week, especially those tasked with our nation's public official warnings at MetService. Their... Read More

Messy weekend weather predicted

MetService is forecasting a messy picture weatherwise this weekend across New Zealand. While the weather is looking more settled compared to the barrage... Read More

Wild weather to ease, but it‘s not over yet

Wild weather has caused flooding, road and bridge closures and snow to low levels - and MetService warns it is not over yet. It was a cold, wet day... Read More

More than 114,000 lightning strikes hit NZ

A total of 114,765 lightning strikes have been recorded over and near Aotearoa New Zealand in the last week - from midnight June 6 to 12pm June 13. These... Read More

Tree down and power cuts across bay

Update, 2.30pm: There has been a power cut in Pongakawa. The outage occurred at 2pm and is affecting 133 Pongakawa properties. PowerCo have a site... Read More