Halfway through nationwide polar surge

The forecast team at WeatherWatch have reported on Sunday morning that we are halfway through a polar surge of air, with temperatures below average nationwide... Read More

Satellite animation shows river of polar air

The forecast team at Weatherwatch have created a dramatic satellite animation which reveals the ‘river’ of polar air as winter dawns over... Read More

Mountain snow flurries for NZ today

Snow flurries are expected to affect parts of the South and North Island today. Weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson from WeatherWatch.co.nz says a low... Read More

Rain & wind could to affect road conditions

Motorists travelling around the Bay of Plenty region are being warned to expect changeable weather conditions. Bay of Plenty Systems Manager Rob Campbell... Read More

Two more storms bring gales and heavy rain

After five months of frequent calm and dry weather NZ's weather pattern has been turned upside down today and will do so again next week - twice. The... Read More

Some places to drop by 10 degrees by Saturday

A winter blast is coming this weekend and it will hack daytime temperatures back by as much as 10 degrees compared to this week. Even northern NZ is... Read More

Heavy rain watch in force for the BOP

Heavy rain is being forecast for the Bay of Plenty today, with a heavy rain watch in force from the MetService. "Moist northwesterlies with a number... Read More

Thundery showers forecast for Tauranga

  Heavy and thundery showers are being forecast for Tauranga today.   The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the Bay of Plenty... Read More

National weather forecast

This past week has followed the trend for the month of May, which has proven to be well below average for many places around the country in terms of... Read More

Celebrate Matariki in Tauranga

Events celebrating the Maori New Year in Tauranga Moana will be taking place from late May to early July. Matariki is the Maori name for the start... Read More

Stormy start likely for the first day of winter

The weather pattern takes a dramatic turn next week as high pressure clears away and large windy lows move in. The first day of winter on the meteorological... Read More

Chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain next week

WeatherWatch.co.nz has revised the width of the high pressure belt influencing NZ's weather, from 9000km to 11,000km from west to east. While this... Read More

Southerly over NZ today is warmer than average

A southerly flow over New Zealand today is surprisingly mild for this time of year. It's not often NZ has a warmer than average day in late May... Read More

Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam to tackle climate change

The Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam will be tackling issues of climate change this year. Run by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the free three-day summit... Read More

Wide belt of high pressure to affect NZ next week

Australia is 4000kms wide from west to east, the high coming in next week is more than twice that width for a time around Tuesday and Wednesday. WeatherWatch.co.nz... Read More