Weather

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.

An ill wind for warmer summers

An ill wind for warmer summers

An increasing trend towards more westerly weather patterns along Otago's coast does not bode well for future warm summers, climate scientist Jim Salinger says.

Fair enough on farm

Fair enough on farm

''A more traditional summer'' is how Otago Federated Farmers president Stephen Korteweg describes the season.

Summer of discontent

Summer of discontent

Ask anyone and they will tell you Otago's had a lousy summer - even the experts. With the official summer season ending yesterday, Rebecca Fox seeks the truth behind the perceptions.

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