Weather

Cold and dry during June

Dunedin has again broken its own weather records - but last month, rather than being too wet, as it was in May, was too dry, making Dunedin the coldest and driest of New Zealand's six main centres.

Black ice causes havoc on roads

Black ice causes havoc on roads

Black ice caused havoc on Dunedin roads this morning, with multiple accidents closing Wakari Road and a milk truck on its side in Kaikorai Valley.

North Island threatened by tornadoes

The north of the country narrowly escaped tornadoes during a cold front which brought thunderstorms to the North Island while snowfalls have closed South Island roads.

North prepares for wild weather

Wild weather is expected to sweep over much of the North Island this weekend, but at least it should be warmer, forecasters say.

Tropical storm Andres forms off Mexico

Tropical Storm Andres has formed off the southwestern coast of Mexico, becoming the first named storm of the season in the Eastern Pacific and the latest arrival in 40 years, forecasters say.

Weather kinder but not to be taken lightly

Weather kinder but not to be taken lightly > The big snow - all the photos

After a milder night than expected Dunedin police reported no accidents this morning but asked motorists to drive carefully on snow and ice-covered roads around the region.

Dunedin buffeted by gale-force nor'easter

Dunedin buffeted by gale-force nor'easter

Northeast winds gusting to more than 100kmh buffeted Dunedin yesterday, sending rubbish, windows and trees flying.

Balaclava has highest May rainfall in 34 years

Balaclava's May rainfall record has been broken, thanks to another nearly 14mm on Thursday night.

Polar blast leaves trucks stranded

Polar blast leaves trucks stranded

Freezing conditions in the North Island have closed roads - leaving trucks stranded overnight - and the southerly blast is also expected to disrupt ferry sailings.

Heavy rain warning for North Otago

A warning that the Waitaki River level in North Otago may rise quickly was issued tonight by Oamaru police.

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