More snow possible for the Desert Road

The southeast of the North Island continues to take a battering on Wednesday from a slow moving winter-like weather pattern, which could also bring some snow to the Desert Road. MetService is warning rain could be heavy during Wednesday in central...... Read More

Snow and ice close Desert Road overnight

Snow and ice closed the Desert Road early Tuesday as an early spring storm made its way up the country, also bringing gusts of up to 120kmh and heavy rain to some central areas. The road re-opened about 7am, however, NZ Transport Agency warned drivers...... Read More

Google, Peter Rabbit and the weather

In today's forecast we are expecting a few showers, with a chance of them being heavy, but clearing in the evening. Southerlies will be developing in the afternoon. It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 14 and...... Read More

Cold, wet and windy, while sun shines in the south

A complex low is currently affecting New Zealand, bringing cold temperatures, wind and rain to much of the North Island and upper South Island.  Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure is spreading onto the lower South Island bringing frost and sunshine. The...... Read More

Hearts, war and the weather

In today's forecast we are expecting showers, some heavy with hail and a chance of it being thundery, but clearing in the late evening and the northwesterly dying out. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight...... Read More

A mini tornado reported in Matamata

Rain and strong winds are moving through the country today with a mini tornado reported in Matamata. The tornado swept through the area at around 12pm. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says he was just sitting inside when the rain started...... Read More

More rain and thunderstorms on the way for BOP

As the country is slowly moving into Spring it seems we have taken a step back into Winter as more rain is on the way. MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the Bay of Plenty region. Areas east of Opotiki and the Gisborne ranges are in for...... Read More

What’s On: A rainy day and Father’s Day activities

Happy Sunday and happy Father’s Day. It might not be the sunny day that is was yesterday with MetService predicting morning rain. There are also chances of thunderstorms with some heavy downpours this morning with that eventually turning into...... Read More

Four different start dates to Spring

When it comes to the end of Winter and the start of Spring, New Zealanders have the choice of four dates and none are official, says The Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed to us several years ago that the Government has no official...... Read More

A text book start to Spring this weekend

This weekend heralds the start of spring on the meteorological calendar across the Southern Hemisphere and the forecast for Saturday and Sunday in New Zealand is a classic spring set up. By 'classic spring set up' we mean one day is warm, sunny...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who or what is to blame for all the crashes on the roads of late?

Drivers in general
The roads
A combination of the roads and drivers