Weather

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.

Weather 'wild ride' tipped to continue at weekend

Weather 'wild ride' tipped to continue at weekend

Spring's ''wild ride'' is expected to continue on the weekend, with snow on the hills, blustery winds and cool temperatures, MetService meteorologist Dan Corbett says.

Heavy rain, gales forecast

Heavy rain, gales forecast

Heavy rain and high winds are predicted as another spring storm hits New Zealand today.

Westerlies then fine spring November days

Westerlies then fine spring November days

Typical spring westerly winds are expected to continue in coming weeks, with the odd spell of rain, MetService's seasonal forecast says.

Storms set to hammer North Island

A cold front moving towards the country is bringing a risk of thunderstorms for the upper North Island this afternoon.

Cold snap to follow warm weekend

Cold snap to follow warm weekend

A cold snap looks set to follow the warm weekend weather.

Heavy rain could hit holiday plans

Heavy rain could hit holiday plans

Rainy weather dampening the start of the school holidays could be gone by the middle of the week for most areas, but parts of the South Island are in line for a drenching. 

More wild weather on the way

More wild weather on the way

Auckland homes left without power after a violent storm overnight have been reconnected but forecasters have warned more bad weather is on the way and due to hit the country on Tuesday.

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