Thunderstorms and gusty winds batter the north

MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northern areas of the North Island tonight into Friday morning. “There could be very strong... Read More

Chance of squally thunderstorms over Tauranga

  Squally thunderstorms and hail are being forecast for the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. The MetService says periods of rain are being accompanied... Read More

Windy weekend ahead for some

Another week and another big low, says "NZ has that sinking feeling as a low bringing dynamic weather moves in. "There... Read More

Heavy rain to lash the BOP

Heavy rain is being forecast to hit the Bay of Plenty tonight, through to tomorrow morning. A severe weather watch for heavy rain is in place for the... Read More

Heavy rain watch issued for BOP

Bay of Plenty residents are being told to watch out for heavy rain later today. The MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the region. There... Read More

Windy and wet from Tuesday onwards

Wet and windy weather is forecast to move over the country this week. From today, MetService forecasts deteriorating weather as a front arrives from... Read More

Another big low coming this week, more rain coming

NZ saw some big frosts over the past couple nights but now we're heading into a milder northerly flow for many places ahead of the next rain band... Read More

What‘s on - footie, markets and music

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday   We’re expecting a fine but chilly day today with some southeasterlies. It’s a three-clothing and... Read More

Snow, frosts and a cold Sunday ahead

The Metservice has issued a snowfall warning for the Desert Road. Snow is forecast to affect the road tonight and early Sunday morning. Between 7pm... Read More

What‘s on - drumming, family history and the 80s

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today’s weather forecast includes cloud increasing with a chance of a shower or two. Rain will be developing... Read More

Polar southerly coming in again this weekend

Snow flurries are being forecast for the Desert Road this weekend as another polar southerly moves up the country. says Friday is... Read More

New look for MetService website

  MetService has refreshed its website to make it “even easier for New Zealanders to get the weather information they need”.   From... Read More

Cold night ahead with frosts expected for some

An enormous area of low pressure which began last Friday in the Tasman Sea is only today starting to slip off our shores, with a cold night tonight to... Read More

Final cold change then it all clears

An Antarctic southerly is moving is way up New Zealand in what weather forecasters are saying it the last cold snap for the season. A number of big... Read More

Thunderstorms for Monday and frosts by Friday

The rough, stormy weather that hit the Bay of Plenty in the past couple over days is nearing its end.   MetService meteorologist Peter Little... Read More