Watch out for snow across central North Island

Snow to low levels is expected in many parts of the South Island and central North Island, also west to southwest gales for the lower North Island and... Read More

What’s on – History, concerts and some rain

Kia ora and welcome to a rather wet winter Sunday. Expect showers this morning, with mostly rain from midday to early afternoon. There will be one... Read More

Warm fuzzies about deep deep cold

At a time when New Zealand heroes exclusively wore rugby boots, Tauranga’s Peter Otway was in awe of men of snow and ice, men of the Antarctic... Read More

What‘s on - rugby, art and auditions

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   It’s a chilly morning with gusty westerlies around. There will be some morning cloud and a chance of a... Read More

Saturday’s national forecast

A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today. A front hits the lower South Island later this afternoon and evening reaching the upper South... Read More

15m waves, severe gales and squally rain

A Southern Ocean storm is pouncing on the South Island today bringing 15 metre waves to the remote south west corner along with severe gales, heavy snow... Read More

It‘s August - Yes, the days ARE getting longer

Winter can be a gloomy time and sometimes leads to depression, which is why we have some positive news - the days are getting longer already! Northern... Read More

Desert Road open after snowfall

It’s a chilly start as a polar winter blast rips its way through the country. Snow fell across the country overnight, with 2 to 5cm of the white... Read More

Snowfall warning for Desert Road

Roads are being closed in the South Island due to heavy snow and a snowfall warning has been issued for the Central North Island. The MetService has... Read More

Cold snap about to pounce on NZ

A nationwide cold southerly is about to pounce and will bring a week long change in New Zealand's weather pattern with colder days, stronger winds... Read More

Temperatures to drop as winter wakes up

    Temperatures by day are well above normal at the moment, but by Wednesday a nationwide cold reset is coming with temperatures dropping... Read More

Get ready for a cold snap

A wintry snap is expected to hit next week, bringing snow and low temperatures. says although the southerly won’t last much... Read More

Rain and snowfall step up a notch next week

The weekend is warmer than average, especially by day with highs a couple to several degrees above normal and overnight lows increasingly warming up... Read More

Sub-tropical winds to hit on Sunday

NZ remains stuck in between weather systems for at least another week. It places us on the edge of large highs and a couple of lows, says "However... Read More

Cold nights from now until mid-August

New Zealand will have colder nights this week compared to last week, but daytime highs are as much as several degrees above normal for late July, says... Read More