Weather

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.

Rain records tell a story

Rain records tell a story

In nearly 40 years of measuring the weather at his Balaclava home, John Bradley has never seen a summer quite like it.

Warm, sunny but not for long enough

Warm, sunny but not for long enough

February's outlook is for warm sunny weather, and hot temperatures in some places, but the summer weather might be short-lived.

South gets slice of summer before cool change

South gets slice of summer before cool change

Summer is finally coming back to most parts of country with long, hot afternoons forecast and little rain for farmers.

Sting in tail of storm; more unsettled weather on way

Wild winds brought by ex-Cyclone June which crashed into the top of the North Island yesterday has calmed but delivered a final blow to an Auckland property this morning - bringing a tree down on a house and car.

Rain in store as cyclone bears down on NZ

The weather will take a turn for the worse with the remnants of Cyclone June bearing down on the country.

Rain on way for much of country

Rain on way for much of country

Gumboots and raincoats will be needed this week, as weather forecasters are expecting rain and strong winds for much of the country.

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