A humid, rainy day today

Welcome today to the passengers from the Sea Princess.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting periods of rain, becoming more persistent in the evening. Also northerlies becoming strong in the afternoon, and easing overnight.  It's... Read More

Strong winds forecast as Gita hits NZ

A strong wind watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty as Cyclone Gita bears down on New Zealand. Cyclone Gita, currently located over the Tasman Sea, is forecast to track southeastwards and cross central New Zealand late Tuesday and early Wednesday.  The... Read More

Gita bearing down on New Zealand

West Coast authorities are already preparing for the ex-tropical cyclone Gita to hit, despite not being sure exactly what it could bring. Mayors and council chairs in the region met on Sunday to discuss how to prepare for the storm, and would meet later... Read More

Cyclone Gita to bring severe weather

Cyclone Gita, currently a Category 3 Tropical Cyclone south of New Caledonia, is expected to move southwards over the next couple of days, and curve towards New Zealand. During its journey, it will weaken to a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone, before it undergoes... Read More

Cloudy with a chance of rain

Welcome to the passengers from the Diamond Princess and Noordam. And also to the drivers and owners of Volkswagons at the annual Run to the Sun event, enjoying a weekend at Mount Maunganui.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting... Read More

Regions monitor remnants of Cylone Gita

Districts across most of the central North Island have advised they will be monitoring the incoming storm through the weekend with MetService and Civil Defence. MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray says there is considerable uncertainty about Gita's... Read More

Fine weather for Tauranga today

Good morning and happy Chinese New Year!  Today we are expecting a fine day but becoming cloudy tonight with light winds.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 27 and an overnight low of 19 degrees. Humidity is 97 per cent. High... Read More

Gita to shakes things up next week

Most of the country looks to be in for three or four days of mainly settled weather, but "a period of highly impactful severe weather" is expected early next week, with the arrival of what's left of Tropical Cyclone Gita. Forecast models were... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

  Today we are expecting a fine day with some morning cloud, light winds and sea breezes.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 99 per cent.  High tide is at 7.30am,... Read More

Thunderstorms looming over Bay of Plenty

  A thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty as heavy rain bears down on the region. The MetService has issued the watch saying a trough embedded in a moist northwesterly flow is expected to bring heavy rain to central parts... Read More



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