Pistols at dawn

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine day, but with cloud and light rain at night. Also light winds.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 17 degrees.  Low tide is at... Read More

Rain moving north for Monday

Forecasters are currently focusing on an active front moving up the South Island today, bringing strong winds ahead of the front as well as significant falls of rain. The front is forecast to be close to Ashburton around 1am Monday morning and near Palmerston... Read More

Submarine facts and today's weather

In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods and a few showers. Also light winds and sea breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 24 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. High tide is at 2.10pm and low tide... Read More

Settled weather expected this weekend

Settled and dry conditions return to New Zealand, as a ridge of high pressure moves over the country for the remainder of this week and into the weekend. This will give some relief to regions in clean-up mode from the severe weather caused by Cyclone... Read More

A fine day expected today

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting fine spells, but with a chance of showers until evening. Also light winds and sea breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 24 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity... Read More

Cyclone Kelvin’s leftovers to affect NZ

The leftovers of an ex-tropical cyclone are coming towards New Zealand - but not how you might think. The remnants of what was Cyclone Kelvin, which made landfall the other day in north western Australia, will drift out over southern Australia and the... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

Today is seven years since the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods, and a few showers clearing at night. The northwesterly should tend southwesterly in the afternoon.  It's... Read More

Cloud clearing to make way for sun

In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning cloud clearing to a fine day and some westerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  High tide... Read More

Gita making landfall in South Island

  Cyclone Gita now making landfall in New Zealand's South Island Cyclone Gita is making landfall in the upper NW South Island. It's expected to happen between now and 8pm NZDT. Landfall occurs when the centre of the low crosses land. After... Read More

A growing awareness on social media

A following is steadily growing for two Bay of Plenty Facebook groups devoted to bringing up-to-date traffic and weather information. Bay of Plenty Accidents and Bay of Plenty Weather and Natural Events are the names of two locally administrated groups. Each... Read More



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