National weekend forecast

WeatherWatch weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson reports that a cold front is pushing northwards over New Zealand today. Northwesterlies are ahead of the... Read More

Cold front forecast for the weekend

MetService is forecasting that a cold front will move up the country over the weekend, with more changeable Spring weather expected for the second week... Read More

Warmer end to the week, but cold blast on Saturday

If you're sick of the cold you're going to love Friday's warmth, especially across the South Island where it's forecast to be several... Read More

Snow falling on the Desert Road

    A road snowfall warning is currently in place for the Desert Road. The MetService issued the warning yesterday and says while snow shower... Read More

Strong winds to lash the BOP

  People are being urged to tie down anything that can blow away as strong winds are forecast to last the region tomorrow.   The MetService... Read More

Commerce Commission investigates Niwa & MetService

The Commerce Commission is investigating possible anti-competitive behaviour between two state-funded weather forecasters, who essentially do the... Read More

Goodbye winter - hello asparagus

    Every September winter-weary shoppers across the country are thrilled to see one of the first and most tasty signs of spring hit the... Read More

Cold blast to start the school holidays

MetService is forecasting a series of cold fronts to spread over the country from the Tasman Sea during the first half of this week, bringing changeable... Read More

Temperatures drop a few times this week

If you've checked your local 10 day forecast you may have noticed the temperatures bounce around this week as we enter peak spring weather. Over... Read More

Test out the new-look Metservice website

The MetService are asking for feedback from the public for their new-look website which was launched in August. The refreshed site can be accessed by... Read More

Wintry snap coming this week

Despite above average temperatures this weekend, another wintry snap is coming this week. WeatherWatch advise that as we head through Sunday even warmer... Read More

Free Kuaotunu to Whitianga shuttle during closure

The Thames-Coromandel District Council report that repairs to SH25 at the Kuaotunu River Bridge are making good progress and a free shuttle between Kuaotunu... Read More

What‘s on - pedals, baseball, choir and art

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting fine spells but with a few showers also, and northwest winds. It’s a one-clothing-layer... Read More

What‘s on - parades, expo, sport

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting a cloudy day with westerlies It’s a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day... Read More

Wintry blasts are normal spring weather

‘So much for spring’ is a comment we get each time a cold blast comes during spring. But it's spring not summer, says Read More