Weather

Snow cover on way with cold fronts

Snow cover on way with cold fronts

Brace yourselves - snow is coming. Residents across Otago and Southland would be wise to stock up on firewood, dust off their winter woollies and have hot-water bottles at the ready.

Cool change set to bite in South

Cool change set to bite in South

A southerly change is set to hit the country over the weekend which could drop temperatures by nearly 10C in some centres, compared to last weekend.

Wild, wet weather on the way

Wild, wet weather on the way

Heavy rain and high winds look set to batter parts of New Zealand later today, and the weather is forecast to worsen as the week wears on.

Farmers warned as El Nino looms

Farmers are being cautioned to prepare contingency plans amid early signs of a large El Nino climate event this year.

More rain on way for many

More rain on way for many

Cyclone Ita may have blown out of steam but the long weekend is set to stay wet or showery for large parts of the country until tomorrow.

Wet Easter looms for many

Wet Easter looms for many

The Easter Bunny may need to forgo the garden this weekend and hide its eggs inside the house, as wet weather settles in over much of the country.

Dunedin coolest but not wettest

Dunedin was the coolest and cloudiest of New Zealand's main centres for March, while Christchurch was the wettest.

Wet weather on way for many

Wet weather on way for many

It could be time to unfurl the brolly and dig out the raincoat from the back of the wardrobe as rain looks set to hit much of the country this weekend.

Warning for North Island as storm bears down

Winemakers, wedding celebrants and outdoor enthusiasts are rushing to rearrange plans for the weekend, with the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Lusi expected to bear down on the upper North Island.

North Island to bear brunt of storm

North Island to bear brunt of storm

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Lusi are on track to hit New Zealand this weekend, forecasters say, with the North Island likely to bear the brunt of the storm.

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