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Christmas-New Year colder, wetter for Otago

Christmas-New Year colder, wetter for Otago

Niwa figures confirm what Otago holiday-makers suspected - this Christmas-New Year period was colder and wetter than average.

Better weather on way

Better weather on way

A weather outlook for the next few months suggests Otago might be in for a warmer and drier time.

More fickle weather before 'massive high' arrives

More fickle weather before 'massive high' arrives

A "massive" high-pressure system will bring up to 10 days of settled summer weather in New Zealand - but Kiwis will have to wait another week for heat to roll over from baking-hot Australia, where temperatures have nudged 50°C.

Campers told unsettled weather expected to continue

Campers told unsettled weather expected to continue

Holidaymakers in Otago are being told to expect ''spring-like'' conditions to continue after wind gusts and rain battered parts of the region overnight.

Mist won't be missed on the hills today

Mist won't be missed on the hills today

Mist has been a frequent companion of those living on Dunedin's hills for more than a week, but the MetService says the air is about to clear, despite the rain being forecast to continue.

Mixed weather bag for Christmas

A weekend of great weather will kick off the summer holidays for many ahead of changeable weather forecast for Christmas Day.

Canterbury hail storm hits windows, crops

A flash storm that dropped hail stones the size of golf balls caught residents near Ashburton off guard last night.

Storms batter North Island

Big thunderstorms are hitting parts of the North Island this afternoon and bringing a chance of flooding and hail, Metservice warns.

Weather improving after wild winds

Weather improving after wild winds

Wild winds which lashed the country yesterday causing flight delays and injuring bystanders have since tapered off.

Cool start to summer but Xmas outlook fine

Santa is expected to gift sunny skies to much of New Zealand on Christmas Day but wise men will keep a brolly close at hand.

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