Cyclone Pola forms north east of NZ

A new cyclone has formed east of Fiji and is tracking towards New Zealand. The storm has been named "Cyclone Pola" by the Fiji Met Service... Read More

Temperatures plummet as snow falls in NZ

Snow in summer. Sounds like something out of a movie, but yet it's a reality in New Zealand. With a just a few days left of summer, half a metre... Read More

Scrub fires spark up again

Temperatures may be a lot cooler in the Bay of Plenty today, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a risk of fires. Firefighters were... Read More

Monday colder than normal for half of NZ

A refreshing southerly change has now spread nationwide and has dropped temperatures by a few to several below where they should be for late February.... Read More

The big weather picture for Monday and Tuesday

It's a cooler start in Tauranga today as a south to southeasterly airflow eases over the North Island during the day. says an... Read More

An unseasonably cold start to the week

Colder southerlies are spreading over New Zealand today bringing rain to some areas as well as a noticeable change from the warmer temperatures usually... Read More

Applications open for Community Reference Group

Applications are now open for members of the public to be part of the Community Reference Group which will help create an Action Plan to reduce the risk... Read More

What’s on? Water polo and women’s triathlon

Kia ora and morena Sunners, and welcome to your Sunday, where there’s lots of great activities to participate in or be entertained by. In Pilot... Read More

Cyclone Oma is NOT coming to NZ, says WeatherWatch

Cyclone Oma is not coming to New Zealand, despite some news headlines still saying otherwise. Latest data suggests Oma is now trapped in the Coral Sea... Read More

Cable cars, Boy Scouts and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a cloudy day with a few showers, turning to rain in the afternoon or evening. Northeasterlies will... Read More

A wet weekend for most in New Zealand

Rain is being forecast for the region for the next three days. A series of fronts lies over the country today, connecting these fronts is an area of... Read More

Wind, rain and falling temperatures this weekend

Despite Tropical Cyclone Oma remaining in the Coral Sea, MetService is monitoring the potential for severe weather which is expected to impact many parts... Read More

‘We are so sorry’ fireworks display cancelled

Bad weather is forcing organisers to cancel the Tye Park Fireworks Fiesta. The Welcome Bay Community Centre announced the cancellation of the Friday... Read More

China, mining and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a partly cloudy day with a few showers, and northerlies developing in the afternoon.   It’s... Read More

A chance of showers for the Bay of Plenty

Some people's prayers may be answered today, with the possibility of some showers for the region. A ridge hangs over New Zealand today, but Read More