Weather

Wild winds batter North Island

Gale-force winds and gusts of 130km/h are already battering the northern North Island this morning, as forecasters warn the region to batten down the hatches.

Cold snap eases, wet on way

Ski bunnies around the country welcomed yesterday's cold snap, and the snowfall that came with it.

Wet weather hits, more on the way

Wet weather hits, more on the way

Parts of Northland and Auckland have received a month's worth of rain since Sunday, and more is expected to fall tonight.

Heavy rain on way for much of NZ

Heavy rain on way for much of NZ

Heavy rain warnings are in place for Auckland and other parts of the country tonight, but flood-vulnerable Christchurch is expected to escape the worst of the weather.

Wet autumn for eastern South Island, C. Otago

Middlemarch had the dubious honour of recording New Zealand's lowest autumn temperature of -7.4degC on the second to last day of the season.

Little respite from weather for South

Little respite from weather for South

Predicted heavy rain and snow is closing roads and forcing flight cancellations as a wintry blast continues to hammer the South.

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.

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