NZ Herald Weather News

Up to 17 vehicles stuck in snow Crown Range

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 12/08/2017 - 11:24pm
Up to 17 vehicles are stuck in snow on the Crown Range in Otago tonight, police say. Heavy snow has resulted in in two campervans and a further 10 to 15 vehicles stick on the Crown Range - Cardrona Valley Rd. The council and roading...

Weather: Showers in Auckland, heavy rain warning for West Coast

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 12/08/2017 - 8:25am
A showery Saturday is on the cards for Auckland and most of the North Island, but it's the West Coast that will be worst hit by the wet weather. The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Westland, with between 120mm...

Weekend weather forecast: a touch of spring

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 12/08/2017 - 6:49am
A touch of spring has arrived - most of the country is in for a warm, gusty and largely dry weekend. Metservice said a high of 18C for Auckland and lows of around 12C overnight should be expected - the warm air stemming from a westerly...

Warm, wet spring weather right around corner, say experts

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 09/08/2017 - 8:55pm
A flurry of daffodils and lambs are just weeks away, with Niwa predicting spring weather will arrive right on time this year. Northwesterly winds will bring warmer-than-average temperatures through till October, as well as frequent...

Weather: Fine day for most areas today, wet weather for the South Island on Sunday

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 05/08/2017 - 9:09am
The morning may be off to a frosty start for some, but most areas will get fine weather today. Temperatures dipped to about -6C overnight in Lumsden and Alexandra and -4C in Queenstown. In the North Island, Taumarunui residents...

Weather forecast: Chilly nights, sunny skies for weekend

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 04/08/2017 - 6:36am
By Vaimoana Tapaleao Spring time is near, with sunny skies, but chilly nights are forecast to welcome the weekend. The MetService says a high pressure will dominate over the country over the next few days, which will result in...

Kiwis wake to frosty morning as temperatures plummet below freezing

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 30/07/2017 - 10:14am
Last night was the coldest of the year for most parts of the country. Early risers were met with frost, fog and icy windscreens as temperatures plummeted below freezing. Mt Cook was the coldest with -13C and Turangi in the North...

Low pressure brings mixed bag of weather for Northland

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 3:00am
It will be a mixed bag of weather for Northland through the week, with showers and fine spells as a result of low-pressure systems from the Tasman Sea. MetService weather forecaster Cameron Coutts said there should be plenty of sunshine...

Miserable month in Auckland doesn't beat record for rainiest July

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 25/07/2017 - 8:20pm
Auckland didn't even come close to breaking the record for the rainiest July this year, but it did make a solid effort at beating the record for the most rainfall in one hour. Most can agree the weather has been fairly dismal this...

Most storm-bound South Island roads re-opened as storm moves away

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 23/07/2017 - 4:39pm
Most South Island roads that were closed by floods and slips have been re-opened as the storm that caused them slips away to the east of the North Island. Sections of seven state highways in Canterbury and Otago remained closed this...

'Death spiral': 24 more hours of weather havoc

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 22/07/2017 - 10:33am
The weather system causing nasty conditions across the country is now in a "death spiral" and should wear itself out by tomorrow morning, forecasters say. Heavy rain has seen floodwaters inundate coastal parts of the South Island...

Woman found barefoot in Te Urewera after six days missing

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 7:15pm
A missing woman has been found barefoot but uninjured after six days in the bush - sparking praise for search and rescue teams. Police had "grave concerns" for the welfare of 49-year-old Suzanne Holmes when her car was found with...

Settled Wednesday but rain, gales on the horizon

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 10:04am
Skifields are making the best of the good weather before it deteriorates later this week - with at least one setting a record. Cardrona near Queenstown had its busiest day ever yesterday as more than 5500 people flocked to the mountain...

Not again - weather forecast to get bad later this week

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 9:09am
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. It's the tune children around the country may be singing soon, as the second week of the school holidays starts to look dismal; with heavy rain, strong winds and chilly temperatures forecast. The...

Weather tipped to turn to heavy downfalls later in week

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 7:00am
While the start of the week's weather has been a mix of fine spells and light showers there's a possibility it could all deteriorate to heavy downfalls on Thursday. MetService meteorologist Sarah Sparks said things would get "a bit...

Chilly blast behind us as 'normal winter weather' returns

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 6:28am
The skies cleared, the roads opened, and the lights - slowly - came back on across the Central Plateau as a narrow ridge of high pressure brought some warmth to the country over the weekend. Heavy snow cut power to 10,000 customers...

Welcome relief from the weather as fine days predicted to start the week

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 16/07/2017 - 9:05am
One last soaking is in store for the country before we're due for a break, with rain forecast later today in the South Island, making its way north into tomorrow. Two days of relatively dry weather should follow. The tail end of...

Worst of the week's winter chill over: MetService

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 16/07/2017 - 6:00am
The polar blast which had New Zealanders hugging their heaters all week appears to be over - but the fine weather won't last long, warns MetService. Aucklanders enjoyed a stunning winter's day yesterday with clear skies and a high...

Mum of sickly baby relieved after planned power outage cancelled

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 14/07/2017 - 4:20pm
Vector is rescheduling a planned outage in Auckland which was supposed to go ahead on Sunday - at the tail end of the worst week of weather this year. The routine maintenance outage was scheduled for overnight on Sunday in Mt Eden,...

Weather: Chilly Auckland in line for hail, showers, thunder

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Thu, 13/07/2017 - 6:34am
It may not snow in Auckland but the nation's largest city will not escape the inclement weather today. Auckland is in for possibly thundery and heavy showers today, as the wet weather stretches from Northland to Waikato. It was...
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