The Beatles and the shortest day

Today is the shortest day of the year. In today's weather we are expecting a fine day with some high cloud. Also gusty southeasterlies, easing from the afternoon. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight low...... Read More

Winter solstice marks shortest day of the year

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year - the day with the least amount of available sunlight. The precise moment is 10.07pm Thursday, which basically means both Thursday and Friday will be equally as short. New Zealand has some long nights ahead....... Read More

Cloudy day with southeasterlies

In today's weather we are expecting a cloudy day with occasional rain developing. Southeasterlies should be strengthening this morning. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 15 and an overnight low of 8 degrees. Humidity is 72...... Read More

Cloudy with a chance of showers

In today's weather we are expecting a partly cloudy day with a few showers until evening. Also southeasterly developing in the afternoon. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 8 degrees. Humidity is 94...... Read More

A wet start to the week

This week gets off to a stormy start with heavy rain and thunderstorms for most parts of the North Island today. A complex low pressure system with several embedded fronts moves southeast across central New Zealand today bringing wet weather through...... Read More

Rain expected in Tauranga

In today's weather we are expecting rain developing in the morning, with a chance of it being heavy and thundery, and easing towards the evening. The northwesterly should be dying out overnight. It's a three-clothing layer day today with...... Read More

Mostly fine today in Tauranga

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mostly fine day with some evening cloud, and westerly breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Humidity is 96 per cent. High tide is at...... Read More

Settled weather for many areas

As MetService looks ahead to the weather around New Zealand this weekend, the pressure patterns are indicating a definite east-west split as a front approaches western areas of the country on Friday. “This front brings with it a band of rain...... Read More

Sun to shine across Tauranga

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a fine day apart from some early cloud. Southwesterlies should be dying out at night. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 7 degrees. Humidity is 96 per cent. Low...... Read More

Eastern Bay in clean-up mode + pics

Residents in the Eastern Bay of Plenty are in clean up mode following a surge of bad weather that saw heavy rain and winds hit the region. A number of trees and power lines were reported to have fallen during the storm with some residents reporting...... Read More




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