Weather

Rain hits north but more dry to come

Rain hits north but more dry to come

Heavy showers have fallen across the upper North Island this afternoon, but in the weeks ahead downpours should be almost as rare as empty seats at the Cricket World Cup final.

Weekend weather better for farmers than fans

Weekend weather better for farmers than fans

The weekend ahead is looking good for farmers but potentially disruptive for cricket fans, forecasters say.

More Kiwis want summer holidays moved

More Kiwis want summer holidays moved

A recently published survey found almost 50 per cent of the population wanted the country's summer holidays moved to February.

More sun on way for most of NZ

More sun on way for most of NZ

More sunshine is on its way around the country, with forecasters predicting the summery weather will continue after yesterday's scorching temperatures.

Sun possible for Christmas Day

Sun possible for Christmas Day

Get out the sundresses and shorts for Christmas Day but keep the umbrella and cardi handy.

Christmas weather forecast patchy

Christmas weather forecast patchy

The first Christmas Day weather forecast has been released - and it's not looking so good.

Cool, wet start to summer forecast

Cool, wet start to summer forecast

Summer will not be off to a fine start, with rain and even hail forecast for much of the country tomorrow.

Spring chill keeps summer at bay

Spring chill keeps summer at bay

Summer is coming but forecasters are warning not to take the extra blanket off the bed just yet.

Change drops temperatures in South

Change drops temperatures in South

Cooler temperatures and more settled weather are expected across the country this week, the MetService says.

North Island cops brunt of wild weather

North Island cops brunt of wild weather

Nearly 8000 lightning strikes have hit the upper North Island this morning as wild weather lashes the country.

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