Weather

Wild winds wreak havoc

Wild winds wreak havoc

The severe gale-force winds which ripped through Otago yesterday, toppling vehicles and trees, disrupting power supplies, dislodging roofing and interrupting air travel, have abated.

Spring storm starts to bite in South

Spring storm starts to bite in South

Fiordland is "lighting up like a Christmas tree" and rivers are rising rapidly in Southland, while what is thought to have been a tornado flipped a boat and smashed it in Central Otago .

Spring storm set to slam country

Spring storm set to slam country

A spring storm is set to lash the country with heavy rain and gale force winds from tomorrow.

Snow on the hills forecast

Snow on the hills forecast

Snow is predicted to fall to 200m-300m in eastern and southern parts of the South Island today, MetService says.

Northerners warned to brace for storms

MetService has warned Auckland and Northland commuters to brace themselves for severe thunderstorms later today.

Early spring elbows winter aside

Early spring elbows winter aside

The days are getting longer and the weather warmer but it may be a bit early to start dusting off the barbecue, a weather analyst says.

Respite for weather-battered North Island

Respite for weather-battered North Island

Power has been restored to all but 150 of the Taranaki properties who lost their supply as a result of Sunday's high winds.

'Chaotic' winter weather to continue

'Chaotic' winter weather to continue

The wintry blast that has caused havoc around the country is easing its icy grip but forecasters warn more of the same is on the way.

Storm disrupts holiday plans

Storm disrupts holiday plans

The cold snap which caused massive transport disruptions around the country yesterday is set to hang around - at least for today.

Wintry blast creates travel havoc

Wintry blast creates travel havoc

Severe southerly gales battering Wellington today are creating havoc for school holiday travellers as flights and ferry crossings are cancelled.

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