Clocks fall back one hour this weekend

This weekend is 49 hours long as New Zealand ends Daylight Saving and clocks fall back an hour. For the purposes of making it easier to remember which... Read More

Warmer weather coming, rain possible mid April

A second lightning storm has been captured on camera. Images sent to SunLive by Jeremy Merrick show the power of Mother Nature as most people slept... Read More

Cracker thunderstorm caught on camera

Mother nature put on a cracker of a show overnight, with a thunderstorm that got many people out in their backyards with their cameras. Several stunning... Read More

Unsettled weather for the weekend

MetService is forecasting unsettled weather for much of New Zealand over the next few days, and into the weekend. A low with an associated front makes... Read More

Turning some lights on may brighten your day

SAD (seasonal affective disorder) happens when the days get shorter. The lockdown doesn’t help either. If you feel your are suffering from this,... Read More

Tuesday’s temperature tumble

Autumn is all about ups and downs – some days wet, others dry. Some days hot like summer, others hinting winter is coming. This week high pressure... Read More

Heavy rain watch in force for the BOP

A heavy rain watch is in place for the Bay of Plenty. The MetService is forecasting periods of heavy rain, with rainfall amounts predicted to approach... Read More

The weather ahead

The MetService advise that southwesterlies over the country should be easing during Tuesday as a ridge of high pressure moves onto New Zealand from the... Read More

Starlink string of pearls crosses sky tonight

Bay of Plenty residents had an opportunity last night for a very clear viewing of the recently launched Starlink5 satellites as they soared overhead... Read More

What‘s on - Rhodesian museum, blueberries and art

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Morena koutou! Me koa te ra. Today we are expecting a mainly fine day with southeasterlies, gradually tending northerly,... Read More

NIWA needs volunteers for data entry

NIWA climate scientists are asking for volunteers to help with a historic weather project. The scientists have accumulated a mass of weather data for... Read More

Friday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, easing later with a ridge of high pressure moving in. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty A... Read More

Wet weather in store for much of New Zealand

MetService is forecasting changeable weather to continue into the weekend. A front makes its way across the country today and tomorrow, bringing showers... Read More

Current weather pattern locked into until April

Generally speaking, New Zealand will lean drier than average for the rest of March and into the start of April with no significant change in the weather... Read More

Strong winds forecast to lash BOP

A severe weather watch for strong wind is in force for the Bay of Plenty. Strong south to southeast winds continue to cover the east of the North Island... Read More