Gale force winds may cause issues on Wednesday

A very windy Wednesday is coming for large parts of the North Island with gales exceeding 120km/h in some exposed areas. Winds this strong may cause... Read More

Showers as southwesterlies lie over NZ

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today. WeatherWatch.co.nz is forecasting showers for most of the day along the western side of the North... Read More

A cold week ahead

“Unsettled conditions dominated the weather over Aotearoa this past week,” says MetService meteorologist Andy Best, “but the week ahead... Read More

What‘s on - home show, Nadia Lim, water safety

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday   Today we are expecting cloudy periods until mid-afternoon, then fine, with light winds and sea breezes.   It’s... Read More

What’s on – dragon boats, softball and home show

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting showers easing in the morning then clearing in the afternoon to fine spells. Northwesterlies... Read More

Westerlies to dominate rest of October

Westerly quarter winds will dominate New Zealand for the rest of the month - but we do have at least three influential low pressure systems. WeatherWatch.co.nz... Read More

Tree ripped from roots in Tauranga

Wild weather is creating some havoc in the region with trees being uprooted and power outages. Earlier this morning, SunLive reported power outages... Read More

Severe gales expected to batter BOP

    People are being warned to prepare for heavy rain and severe gales. A deep low over the north Tasman Sea is expected to move onto Northland... Read More

Northern low to bring patches of gales and rain

A low from the sub-tropics is deepening quickly today as it moves into the upper North Island. Following a calm weekend, easterly quarter winds are... Read More

Rain and strong winds to affect the North Island

An intensifying low-pressure system approaching from the northwest is expected to deliver heavy rain and strong winds to large parts of the North Island... Read More

What‘s on - spring fling market, ice skating, art

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday.   Today we are expecting a fine day, then cloudy periods and a few showers developing in the evening. There may... Read More

Foggy start to the weekend

Welcome Bay residents woke to early morning fog on Saturday as mist and early cloud covered patches across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. WeatherWatch... Read More

What’s on – festivals, expo and ice skating

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting morning cloud and a few showers, then becoming fine, with light winds.   It’s... Read More

Heavy rain watch issued for BOP

A heavy rain watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty. “A slow moving low over the Tasman Sea directs a moist northerly flow across the South... Read More

Tasman Sea low draws down cloud over NZ

New Zealand is more like land of the long grey cloud today, as a large low in the Tasman Sea hugs the western South Island and drags down cloud over... Read More