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.

Heavy rain forecast for Fiordland

People in Fiordland should watch for rapidly rising streams and rivers today the MetService has warned.

Taieri bakes in record November high

Taieri bakes in record November high

Temperatures soared on the Taieri yesterday, with the temperature at Dunedin airport reaching a record November high of 30.5degC at 1pm.

It's official: October was frigid

It's official: October was frigid

Chilly weather kept temperatures down to record low levels across Otago last month, with Dunedin experiencing its coldest October since records began about 60 years ago.

Severe weather warning for the south

Severe weather warning for the south

The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the lower South Island tomorrow, with gales and heavy rain forecast to lash the region.

'Humdinger' of a cold front expected

'Humdinger' of a cold front expected

The cold southerly flow sweeping across the South Island, could be accompanied by snow down to 300m tomorrow, MetService spokesman Bob McDavitt said.

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