NZ Herald Weather News

Weather forecast: Black ice and frost keep nippy grasp on NZ

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 11:05am
Black ice and frost has hit the South Island causing crashes and police warning drivers to be careful. Two vehicles flipped after hitting black ice in the South Island this morning. The crashes, on Malaghans Rd in Queenstown,...

Cloudy, slightly warmer days ahead for Hawke's Bay

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 6:00am
After a chilly start to the week MetService has forecast cloudy weather and an average temperature of 13C to 14C throughout the week. Meteorologist Sarah Haddon said yesterday's cold weather was caused by a ridge over central New...

Frost, sunny skies forecast as winter's chill bites

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 25/06/2017 - 8:20pm
Rug up warmly tonight - the skies are clearing and it's set to get very cold for the start of the working week. Fine weather in sheltered parts of the country will see overnight lows hovering just above freezing and it will only...

Rain, rain go away - NZ set for wet, cold Sunday

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 25/06/2017 - 9:58am
Showers will keep most of the country wet today, with snow expected in Canterbury to bring an extra chill to winter. A cold front is moving northeast across the North Island today while a narrow ridge settles on to the South Island. Metservice...

Chilly, wet weather rolling in to Auckland along with Lions army

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 12:13pm
The country is in store for a chilly, wet weekend that will have Lions fans feeling more at home. A low, that soaked eastern parts of the North Island overnight, has pulled away, leaving behind cold southwesterlies and showers. No...

Weather: Slip closes SH2 at Waimana Gorge as wet weekend begins for Bay of Plenty, Auckland, North Island

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 11:52pm
A slip has closed State Highway 2 at Waimana Gorge as heavy downpours continue to bear down on the Bay of Plenty. NZTA says detours are in place and motorists should follow the directions of emergency services. Metservice has lifted...

Severe weather warning: Flooding and slips possible

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 11:04am
Eastern parts of the North Island are in store for a soaking wet day and the rest of us won't escape showers either as a low makes its way down the country this weekend. A severe weather warning is in place until midnight tonight...

Severe weather warnings: It's going to be a shocker

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 1:52pm
Schools are closed and roads are submerged as Northland is deluged by heavy rain. State Highways 1 and 10 are swamped by floodwater and at least two Kaeo schools and a pre-school have closed for the day after flooding disrupted...

Winter-weather lashing for shortest day as rain, gales descend on New Zealand

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 6:10pm
The first of the wet weather has arrived in Northland this evening as a band of rain begins its journey down the country. It's expected to continue raining in Kaitaia until midday tomorrow. Later tonight vast swathes of New Zealand...

Wet weather on way for Northland, with rain heavy at times

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 8:00am
A relatively warm but wet week is in store for Northland as a front possibly brings heavy rain across the region from the Tasman Sea. MetService meteorologist April Clarke said showers across Northland today would likely get heavy...

Weather battle: North could get wet and windy, south snow

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Sun, 18/06/2017 - 7:16pm
Northern parts of the country could be hammered by heavy rain next week, while the south could get snow, in what one forecaster has described as a battle of weather systems. A low pressure system was expected to approach the Far...

Wild weather brings snow, lightning, flooding, and disrupted travel in South

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 7:55pm
Temperatures are starting to plunge as storms bringing snow and huge swells, which are expected to reach up to 7.5m, rolled on to the country. Earlier today snow began falling, ferries for tomorrow were pre-emptively cancelled and...

Snow showers, heavy rain as cold blast hits

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 7:19am
Enjoy the last of the settled weather: a southerly blast is making its way up the country this week, lowering temperatures and bringing snow and wild winds to some areas. From today an active front will begin to cross the South Island,...

Second week of winter full of weather highs and lows, including gale force winds and some frost

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 6:00am
The second week of winter is set to deliver a mixed bag of weather for Hawke's Bay, with 19C highs, gale force winds and scattered rain. Although early risers were greeted with a dusting of frost at the weekend, over the coming...

Icy roads cause incidents in southern regions

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Wed, 07/06/2017 - 10:50am
Drivers have been slipping and sliding on South Island roads this morning - a number of ice warnings are now in place. In Twizel a large freight truck crashed and rolled in icy conditions, blocking one side of the Twizel-Omarama...

Leave early AA warns motorists to beat Queen's Birthday traffic

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 2:14pm
Thunder and lightning mixed with holiday weekend traffic and people driving north for the Lions has created a perfect storm for Queen's Birthday motorists. The New Zealand Transport Agency has issued a warning for drivers, saying...

Heavy rain hits top of the North Island today, motorists warned of surface flooding

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 8:54am
Heavy rain warnings have been issued over the top half of the North Island, and motorists are warned to watch for possible surface flooding. There is also a possibility of hail in some areas today. The MetService has severe weather...

Weather forecast: Heavy rain warning ahead of long weekend

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Thu, 01/06/2017 - 8:31pm
Heavy rain will hit holiday hotspots and create hazardous driving conditions this weekend - but at least there won't be any fog. Dozens of Auckland flights were delayed for the first day of winter as a blanket of persistent fog covered...

Mystery remains over boom loud enough to shake houses in Bay of Islands

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Thu, 01/06/2017 - 7:00am
A loud boom which shook houses and alarmed pets in the Bay of Islands is likely to remain a mystery, with a meteor a possible explanation. Whatever it was, it was strong enough to be picked up by a seismograph used to monitor earthquakes...

Settled week in Hawke's Bay before southerly change chills over Queen's Birthday Weekend

NZ Herald Metservice Weather News - Tue, 30/05/2017 - 2:20am
Hawke's Bay is in for a settled week before a southerly change rocks Queens Birthday Weekend. MetService forecaster Gerard Bellam said it would be mainly fine with some high cloud through to Thursday, although some rain may fall...
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