Daily downpours expected for the next four days

New Zealand is facing days of afternoon downpours, mainly inland, and this will make for a wetter than average week ahead in some places. The set up is unusual in that there are three large areas of high pressure moving into the New Zealand area but...... Read More

Frank Sinatra, Concorde and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a few showers, possibly heavy from the afternoon. Also light winds.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 93 per cent....... Read More

High pressure that has sprung a leak

High pressure looks set to dominate New Zealand this week but it comes with a catch - it will have some localised low pressure caught up in it too. It's a basic yet complicated forecast with high pressure mainly controlling our weather this week...... Read More

Joseph Parker, Nobel Prize and the weather

In today’s forecast we are expecting the weather to become cloudy with showers developing from the afternoon. Also sea breezes.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is...... Read More

What’s On: Christmas time in the CBD

Good Morning SunLive readers and welcome back to Sunday, and I must say it really is beginning to look and feel a lot like summer. I hope you are covering up and using sunscreen already because the sun is back in full blast today, and who wants to...... Read More

Cicero, Napster and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with southwesterlies dying away this morning. It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Humidity is 91 per cent. Low tide is at 1.40pm...... Read More

Summer snow on Mount Ruapehu

A white Christmas could become a reality in New Zealand this year, or at least for Mount Ruapehu it could. The mountain has seen a heavy showering of snow, despite the warmer summer conditions felt across many other parts of the country. MetService...... Read More

Gold, Mars and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting showers developing in the morning, possibly heavy and thundery with hail from the afternoon, and clearing in the evening as westerlies change southerly.   It’s a three-clothing layer day...... Read More

No tsunami threat to NZ following earthquake

Update 6pm - Civil Defence has determined a 7.6 magnitude earthquake which hit near Loyalty Islands will not affect New Zealand. The earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands at about 5.18pm NZT, says Civil Defence in a media release. "MCDEM...... Read More

Gorge delays expected following rock fall

A section of State Highway 2, through the Karangahake Gorge, will remain under a 24/7 stop/go traffic management until mid-next week. Crews are working to stablise the rock face following last weekend’s slip. Motorists are being advised to allow...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week