Drought risk increasing as weather gets hotter

The big dry over northern and eastern parts of New Zealand is getting even drier - and hotter. “Airflows out of Australia and the sub-tropics,... Read More

Big Dry over northern NZ increasing

Back in September 2019 WeatherWatch.co.nz alluded to northern NZ catching Australia's dry - now even more dry weather is forecast. THE STATE OF... Read More

Fog in capital causes more disruption of flights

Fog blanketing Wellington Airport and disrupting almost all flights may not clear until mid-morning. The fog rolled into the city yesterday afternoon,... Read More

Settled weather continuing next week

A ridge of high pressure has been responsible for warm, settled weather for much of the country this weekend, says MetService meteorologist Ciaran Doolin.... Read More

Public safety concerns due to cyclone swell

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beachgoers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast. Due to the low-pressure systems in the... Read More

Beware dangerous beach swells from ex-cyclone

Weatherwatch advises that Cyclone Tino which is heading towards Tonga today will churn up some New Zealand beaches early this week. “Tropical... Read More

What‘s on - trucks, planes, trains and sprint cars

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. He whakaaturanga rangi i te rangi i tenei ra. Expect a mainly fine day apart from morning cloud and the chance of an... Read More

Cyclone Tino affecting Fiji today, NZ next week

Tropical Cyclone Tino is approaching Fiji today, Tonga on Saturday and by early next week the storm will be an ex-cyclone near New Zealand. In fact... Read More

Cool southeasterlies keep cloud in the east

MetService is forecasting cool southeasterlies over the next few days, keeping cloud in the east, while other areas will be fine. Sunday sees warm temperatures... Read More

Cyclone threat to Fiji and NZ beaches

A tropical cyclone is likely to be named later today by the Fiji Met Service as the depression deepens and sets a track to Fiji, Tonga and east of NZ. Latest... Read More

Some rain for the bushfires and drought regions

Rain clouds are building around the Australian bushfires and drought zones for Thursday, Friday and possibly the weekend too. As high pressure dominates... Read More

Sizeable cyclone may well brush NZ

The tropics are becoming very active north of NZ, with WeatherWatch.co.nz saying conditions are ideal for Tropical Cyclone formation this coming week. As... Read More

Chance of showers in the BOP today

A front lies over Central New Zealand first thing today then slowly moves northwards during the day. WeatherWatch.co.nz says there is a chance for some... Read More

The cool and windy week explained by MetService

The MetService had forecast a cold and windy start to the last week as a cold front crossed over the far south of the South Island. The lingering southerly... Read More

What‘s on - beach hockey, music, cricket

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Kia noho taraiwa haumaru. Kia pai te one me te whanau. Expect some morning cloud, followed by a generally fine day. Cloud... Read More