Hot start to the week, but colder change coming

It's hotter than normal for mid-December across much of New Zealand today and tomorrow, but some areas will get a significant mid-week cool down. A weak but large area of low pressure will lazily track up the South Island on Wednesday...... Read More

Kitty Hawk, Simpsons and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting morning and evening cloud, otherwise a fine day. Also light winds and sea breezes.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is...... Read More

A past thundery week, wind and rain ahead

This weekend certainly got off to a bang, with widespread thunderstorms across the North Island were a spectacle, keeping some kiwis up until the early hours of the morning. Localised flooding was reported following heavy downpours associated with...... Read More

What’s On: Christmas Carnival and National Sevens

Good Morning SunLive readers and welcome back to another sunny Sunday. It’s going to be another fine day today, with some evening cloud. There will also be some light winds and some sea breezes. Looking into tomorrow and Tuesday, tomorrow...... Read More

Overnight lightning strikes light up North Island

The North Island was lit up by more than 33,000 lightning strikes overnight. MetService says 80 per cent of the strikes were over land, which gave people a good view of electric storms. Meteorologist Tui McInnes says a combination of humid air, a...... Read More

Lightning lights up night sky

Lightning lit up the night sky across the Bay of Plenty on Friday evening. The thunderstorm struck about 9.30pm with thunder still rolling around the sky after midnight. In Bethlehem and Brookfield the thunder and lightning was followed by rain, with...... Read More

Thunderstorms and showers through the weekend

MetService weather maps have shown a few, almost stationary features currently around New Zealand, a low to the west and a ridge to the southeast. This means we will have very similar weather days as we head into the weekend. As the low slowly fills,...... Read More

Tino Rangatiratanga and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day apart from a morning shower or two. There will also be light winds and sea breezes. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity...... Read More

Another day, another thunderstorm watch

There is a risk of severe thunderstorms developing about central parts of the North Island this afternoon and evening. The MetService warns that thunderstorms could develop from the Kaimai Range and the ranges of Bay of Plenty and Gisborne down through...... Read More

Abel Tasman and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day apart from the chance of a morning shower. Also northerly breezes.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 93...... Read More




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