Saturday, 27 June 2009
Heavy rain on the way for northern New Zealand
A slow moving trough is forecast to move onto the northeast of Northland later
today, bringing outbreaks of rain to the area.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Cold change coming
A very cold southerly flow is expected to make its way onto New Zealand from late Thursday and cover much of the country during Friday and Saturday.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Mostly settled weather for Queen's Birthday weekend
MetService weather forecasters expect there to be little chance of severe weather during the coming long weekend.
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Brief burst of mountain snow
MetService forecasters have issued a heavy snow warning for the hills of northern Southland, inland Otago, and south Canterbury.
Friday, 9 May 2008
Wet in the West and North, snowy in the South
MetService meteorologists have issued heavy rain warnings for Westland and Fiordland and snow warnings for the inland ranges of Otago and South Canterbury, also for Milford Road and Lindis Pass.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
A wintry blast from the South
MetService forecasters are predicting 5-10 cm of snow to fall near the Milford Road Tunnel as a wintry southerly blast makes its way northward on Friday morning.
Monday, 28 April 2008
Wet weather warnings
MetService forecasters have issued Severe Weather Warnings for heavy rain as a low-pressure system moves towards the South Island from the Tasman Sea.
Friday, 25 April 2008
Seeing weather through the eyes of a child
A Dannevirke girl's drawing of clouds has been chosen to be included in a recent World Meteorological Organization (WMO) publication showing a collection of child weather art from around the globe.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Frosty dawn service for ANZAC day
MetService meteorologists are forecasting a fine day over New Zealand and a frosty dawn in many South Island places for ANZAC day.
Monday, 21 April 2008
Severe winds battering Foveaux Strait and Southern Coasts
MetService meteorologists have issued a marine storm warning for Foveaux Strait and a Severe Weather Watch on wind for Coastal Southland and South Otago.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Mangatepopo river accident 15 april 2008
MetService continues to receive a number of media inquiries regarding the tragic accident on the Mangatepopo River on Tuesday 15 April.
Foretaste of winter over Southern New Zealand on Friday
MetService meteorologists have issued a Special Weather Advisory for southern Fiordland, Southland and Otago regarding a wintry blast on Friday.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in the North Island
Severe thunderstorms and heavy downpours battered the northern half of the North Island on Tuesday and more are forecast for northeastern parts of the North Island until Thursday morning.
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Bay of Plenty braces for several days of rain
MetService meteorologists have issued heavy rain warnings for Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Settled autumn weather continues
Autumn arrives with more sunny, dry weather over New Zealand.
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Rain this weekend
A frontal rainband over Fiordland and Southland is forecast to become slow moving across central New Zealand this weekend.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Golden weather continues for start of Easter
MetService meteorologists are forecasting a continuation of mainly dry weather for the start of Easter.
Monday, 10 March 2008
NZ MetService Takes Stake in the UK Weather Forecasting Market
New Zealand’s public weather forecaster, MetService, has taken a 50% stake in a private UK forecasting company Weather Commerce with a view to a complete buy-out in three years.
Sunday, 2 March 2008
Heavy rain should ease by early afternoon
Heavy rain in parts of Southland and South Otago should ease by early
afternoon,with another 20 to 40mm likely in some areas.
Friday, 29 February 2008
Rain marches North
MetService has heavy rain warnings in force for most of the South Island and for Mount Taranaki.
Monday, 25 February 2008
Northland drenched but still not enough for Waikato
Rain drenched Northland over the weekend but wasn't enough to have much impact on the drought in Waikato to Wairarapa.
Sunday, 24 February 2008
Another burst of heavy rain for the ranges of Westland overnight
A front over northern Fiordland at 8pm Sunday is expected to cross
Westland overnight bringing another burst of heavy rain to the ranges.
Heavy rain in northwest Nelson to ease - another brief burst for South Island West Coast
A frontal band over north Westland is moving eastwards and is
expected to move over central New Zealand during Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, 23 February 2008
More rain on the way, a lot fallen in Northland already
Heavy rain has continued in parts of Northland overnight, and further heavy
falls are expected during today (Saturday).
Monday, 7 January 2008
Heavy rain for the west and north of the South Island, also the Tararuas and Mt Taranaki
A front is forecast to slowly cross southern and central New Zealand during
Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Heavy rain in Nelson and Marlbrough spreading into Canterbury today
Further rain through much of thursday.