Wind & rain Friday & Saturday, mostly fine Sunday

Two cold fronts are set to move up the South Island during Friday then stall around central New Zealand on Saturday before moving away from Aotearoa... Read More

Temperatures bouncing back from cold snap

Monday was cold for many regions with single digit highs. Tuesday morning saw some heavy frosts. Now Wednesday looks warmer than average while Thursday... Read More

Heavy rain clearing this afternoon

  The heavy rain which lashed Tauranga overnight is expected to clear later today.   The MetService is forecasting the occasional period... Read More

‘Wet and miserable’ night ahead for Western Bay

A severe weather warning has been issued for the Western Bay of Plenty and Coromandel today, with heavy rain expected over the next 18 hours. From... Read More

Heavy rain watch issued for Tauranga

  A heavy rain watch is in force for Tauranga today.   The MetService says there are periods of rain, possibly heavy and thundery from afternoon,... Read More

Colder than normal in the east next 48 hours

A colder change that spread northwards at the weekend means both Monday and Tuesday will be colder than normal in the east of both islands. Read More

Lightning storm off NZ one of earth‘s largest

Thousands of lightning flashes lit up the Tasman Sea on Saturday night and on a global scale it stood out as one of the largest on earth. WeatherWatch... Read More

Severe Weather Watch issued by MetService

The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty. The forecast is for periods of heavy rain... Read More

What‘s on - moas, running and Scottish fiddle

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday.   Expect the rain to clear this morning, although a shower or two are still possible. There will be light northwesterlies... Read More

Spring bringing mix of warm and cold

WeatherWatch reports that New Zealand has a complicated set up today with a fairly bitter cold change moving up much of the eastern side of both islands... Read More

Saturday‘s national forecast

WeatherWatch reports that cold southwesterlies will be easing over New Zealand today. Overnight a low pressure system and front are expected to charge... Read More

What‘s on – tennis, Agatha Christie and hopewalk

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting some cloud early this morning, which will clear away, leaving a fine day ahead. It’s... Read More

Snow in the south, rain in the north

  Sunday is a great example of spring - it will be cold in the South Island and lower North Island while a low with mild nor'westers affects... Read More

‘Cold’ change to reset temperatures back to normal

It's been so much warmer than average lately 'cold' changes simply reset our temperatures to normal. Due to windy westerlies, mild nor'westers... Read More

Chance of thundery showers today

  The wild weather experienced in Tauranga at the beginning of the week is expected to ease, but rain still remains on the cards. The MetService... Read More