Weather

'Coldest outbreak of year' on way

'Coldest outbreak of year' on way

Two big weather systems will bang both ends of New Zealand this weekend and the year's coldest blast yet is expected early next week.

Doctor dies in Petone flooding

Doctor dies in Petone flooding

An 80-year-old doctor on his way to a family event died after his car became submerged in rising floodwaters in Petone.

Highway closed as heavy weather hits North Island

Highway closed as heavy weather hits North Island

Rain, gales and thunderstorms are battering parts of the lower North Island today, and torrential rain is already affecting the Kapiti Coast.

Cold nights on way as weather eases

Cold nights on way as weather eases

Clear sunny days will brighten the weekend, but once the sun sets, prepare for chilly nights, MetService says.

Wild winds batter Auckland

Wild winds batter Auckland

One young Auckland family had a lucky escape after a tree was blown down on the front of their car this afternoon, as wild weather hits the region.

Anzac Day forecast fine for most

Anzac Day forecast fine for most

A fine morning is expected on Saturday for Anzac services, but the clear skies won't hold for the rest of the long weekend.

NSW storm on course for NZ

NSW storm on course for NZ

A high pressure system sitting over New Zealand is keeping the large storm battering New South Wales at bay - but is only days away from hitting New Zealand.

Cold snap on way after weekend

Kiwis should make the most of some sun this weekend as the country is set to get hit with the first cold snap of the year early next week, forecasters say.

Conditions ripe for El Nino

Conditions ripe for El Nino

He's a small boy packing a big punch, and Kiwis have been warned to watch out for him this year.

MetService on watch over possible cyclone

A low currently sitting in the Pacific is likely to be upgraded to a tropical cyclone and expected to have some impact on Northland later this week.

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