NZ Herald Weather News

Was September as wet as we think it was?

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 04/10/2017 - 5:49pm
New figures have shown how September soaked much of New Zealand with as much as one and a half times the month's normal amount of rainfall. But despite what seemed to many as a constant downpour, few places saw record rainfall, which...

Warmer weather expected in Tauranga for the next three months

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:30am
October may have got off to a wet start but Tauranga looks set to see warmer weather for the rest of spring and the beginning of summer. Niwa forecaster Chris Brandolino said Tauranga residents could expect above-average temperatures...

School holiday weather: Big gusts make way for warmer week

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Mon, 02/10/2017 - 6:09am
Golfers ran for cover as hoardings went flying, drivers were battling fierce wind gusts and Civil Defence warned people to tie down loose objects as a storm packing gale-force winds approached the upper North Island last night. Trampolines...

'Tie down loose objects' warning as storm heads for Auckland, Northland

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 01/10/2017 - 1:17pm
People in Auckland and Northland are being advised to tie down loose objects as a storm packing gale-force winds of up to 120km/h is expected to lash the region tonight. MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes said the storm could be...

Wet weekend ahead as changeable spring weather continues

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 29/09/2017 - 8:05am
Aucklanders could be forgiven for thinking it was summer already, but the settled and sunny weather of the past few days is over, with patchy showers forecast through the weekend. Wet weather will appear in most parts of the country...

Roofs, trees damaged as strong winds hit Hawke's Bay

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 7:00am
Strong winds caused havoc yesterday with bins flying, branches falling and some roofs even coming apart. Firefighters were called to Napier Port and a house on Bluff Hill just after 6pm because of pieces of roofing iron pulling away...

Weather: Hot temperatures, but heavy rain for some

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 24/09/2017 - 4:28pm
Temperatures are starting to heat up and will stay warm for many parts of the country over the next few days. But some areas are in for heavy rain and possibly worse - thunderstorms and hail - as severe weather warnings and watches...

Could AI give us rapid-fire forecasts?

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Mon, 18/09/2017 - 6:00am
Could we forecast accurately enough to be warned of local severe weather within an hour? That's the goal of a new $500,000 study, drawing on artificial intelligence to predict where and when extreme convective weather events will...

West Coast search resumes for two fishermen missing after Wendy J sank

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 11:13am
The search has resumed for two men missing after a commercial West Coast fishing boat sank on Thursday after it became entangled in a rope. "An improvement in weather conditions has allowed a helicopter to start an aerial search...

Snow dump: Up to 10cm expected to fall in South Island

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 10/09/2017 - 6:00pm
Severe weather warnings have now been cancelled as a cold snap battering the country begins to ease. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising all road users to drive to the conditions and check information before travelling after...

New Zealand blasted by 1794 lightning strikes over 24 hours

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 8:25pm
Unstable weather conditions have seen parts of New Zealand zapped by 1794 lighting strikes over the last 24 hours. One bout saw northern Auckland struck by lightning seven times in 10 minutes, between 5.35pm and 5.45pm today. ...

Heavy rain in Gisborne and Wairoa releases slips on to roads

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 03/09/2017 - 12:39pm
As a new heavy-rain warning is issued for some eastern parts of the North Island, the police say slips have fallen on to several roads. Heavy rain has been falling in a number of eastern areas of the North and South islands over...

Weekend weather: Heavy rain warning for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua residents

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 02/09/2017 - 9:34am
Low pressure swirling along Northland's east coast this AM now moving onto the Coromandel + clouds bubbling over the Far North- neat loop! pic.twitter.com/rmF5A2Ffmh — NIWA Weather (@NiwaWeather) September 2, 2017 ...

Weather: Heavy rain on its way

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Mon, 28/08/2017 - 4:49pm
Infrared satellite imagery til 1:30pm shows convection building along a front & tracking near Northland. More rain coming for Auckland too. pic.twitter.com/kRmsz6Mgft — NIWA Weather (@NiwaWeather) August 28, 2017 Heavy...

Cars trapped in flood on Kaitaia bridge as gales, rain buffet North Island

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 27/08/2017 - 6:08am
The occupants of three cars have been rescued by emergency service workers after they were trapped on a bridge in Kaitaia, surrounded by rising water. It's believed the cars have been abandoned on the bridge, about 1km from the Herekino...

Weather: Rain for Fiordland, showers up North, dry elsewhere

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 7:07pm
There's not too much in the weather forecast to trouble Kiwis this weekend and, most importantly, it's looking uneventful for fans travelling to the big game in Dunedin tomorrow night. Metservice meteorologist Larissa Marintchemko...

Another beautiful day - but settled weather due to end

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 9:41am
Another fine day is forecast in most parts of the country today, but the sunshine is expected to last only until late this weekend. Most of New Zealand has basked in fine weather over the past week, but a low pressure is slowly moving...

Sunny days but frosty nights forecast for New Zealand as temperatures head for rock bottom

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Mon, 21/08/2017 - 9:08pm
Get the blankets out - it is going to be a cold one tonight. Temperatures are set to hit rock bottom over the next few days; with the chilliest night expected tomorrow. The warmest place to be tonight is Wellington, which has an...

Lightning strikes, hail hit Auckland, Northland as weather worsens

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 12:48pm
Thunderstorms are rolling in to Auckland with lightning striking across the city and rain expected to get heavier. Lightning strikes were recorded across the central city, North Shore and Whangaparoa. It's hailing at Pakuranga and...

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...
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