Weather

Fiordland trampers warned of heavy rain

The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Fiordland and the Westland ranges as up to 150mm of rain is expected to fall over the weekend.

Here comes the Christmas sun

Here comes the Christmas sun

Otago residents may be in line for some knockout weather this Christmas.

Wind and rain will lash the South

Wind and rain will lash the South

Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast to blast the much of the South Island today.

November brings drought to Otago

November brings drought to Otago

A dry and windy November has dried out Otago to a stage not normally experienced until February, hydrological consultant Dave Stewart says.

Record cold, dry spring in Otago

Record cold, dry spring in Otago

Spring time in Otago was one of record breaking cold and dry weather.

Severe weather warning for Coromandel

Coromandel residents are being urged to be alert for severe thunderstorms, rapidly rising river levels and surface flooding as heavy rain hits the region today and overnight.

Parched conditions in parts of Central, Dunedin

Parched conditions in parts of Central, Dunedin

Dunedin and parts of Central Otago have experienced one of their driest Novembers in 90 years, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) national climate summary for November says.

Dunedin shivers in coldest October for six decades

Dunedin shivers in coldest October for six decades

Occasional snow flurries on the hills, frosts and cool windy days all added to Dunedin reportedly experiencing its coldest October in 63 years, hydrologist Dave Stewart says.

Dunedin sunshine above average in November

Dunedin sunshine above average in November

November was a good month to put the washing out, with unprecedented dry weather in some areas coupled with high winds, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) says.

Colder, drier summer forecast

Colder, drier summer forecast

Don't get out your togs and jandals just yet - summer is shaping up to be colder than average, Niwa's latest seasonal forecast shows.

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