Giant ocean storm whips up more wind

The Southern Ocean's weather looks more like the depths of winter, says WeatherWatch.co.nz The situation means more windy weather across parts of... Read More

Why is NZ so windy? The roaring forties explained

New Zealanders shouldn’t be so surprised how often it’s windy here, says WeatherWatch.co.nz "After all, we’re basically a few... Read More

Strong wind watch issued for BOP

Heavy rain and gale southerlies forecast for parts of central New Zealand are expected to ease today. The MetService has issued a strong wind watch... Read More

Gales to affect North Island region today

On the first day of summer on the meteorological calendar NZ kicks off with peak spring weather, says WeatherWatch.co.nz Showers and strong winds are... Read More

What‘s on - Cricket, Oropi country market and art

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa. There will be cloud increasing during the day. Rain and northwesterlies... Read More

Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

Heavy rain and gales for New Zealand this week

Heavy rain and gale winds are expected this week across much of New Zealand. The MetService advise that a low pressure will move across central and... Read More

What‘s on - festival, marathon, laser light show

  Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa.   The forecast today is for a fine day with southwesterlies... Read More

Monday might be a wind warnings kinda day

Monday, the last day of spring on the meteorological calendar, looks to go out in spring-style with a South Island low likely prompting more severe weather... Read More

Summer officially begins on December 1

A mix bag of weather is being forecast for the end of spring. With summer to officially begin on December 1, WeatherWatch.co.nz is taking a look at... Read More

Temperatures forecast to drop in the coming days

More humid northerly quarter winds will affect the North Island today with again more downpours and isolated inland thunderstorms. The centre of the... Read More

Bay of Plenty under thunderstorm watch

The Bay of Plenty is now on thunderstorm watch, in addition to the heavy rain warning issued by the MetService. “Thunderstorms are likely to affect... Read More

Heavy rain forecast to lash BOP

Heavy rain and squally thunderstorms are forecast for the Bay of Plenty today. Strong, gusty northerlies are also expected for the region. A heavy... Read More

Drivers asked to stay alert as heavy rain forecast

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging Bay of Plenty motorists to stay alert and take care on the roads, with heavy rain expected overnight and into... Read More

Heavy rain watch upgraded to warning in BOP

UPDATE 9.45AM: A heavy rain watch issued for the Bay of Plenty is bieng upgraded to a warning. The MetService says heavy rain may cause streams and... Read More