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Tropical storm Guillermo forming in Pacific

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Guillermo has formed far from land in the Eastern Pacific with winds sustained at 64kmh.

NZ shivers in below-average temperatures

NZ shivers in below-average temperatures

For the third month on end, temperatures below average have been posted across most of the country, with North Otago leading the way.

Wild weather on way

Wild weather is expected across the country in the next 48 hours, with heavy rain in the southwest, high winds in the east and snow on the mountain passes.

Alpine skier dead in avalanche

An alpine skier buried in an avalanche in Southern Alps in Canterbury today has died of his injuries.

Tides flood roads, erode dunes

Tides flood roads, erode dunes

An exceptionally high tide yesterday afternoon swamped low-lying coastal areas around Dunedin and washed away vast chunks of the sand dunes between St Kilda beach and Lawyers Head.

Severe weather warning for South

A severe weather warning for parts of the South Island was issued by the MetService tonight.

Black ice spell 'one of the worst'

Black ice spell 'one of the worst'

It has been "one of the worst years" for black ice on Otago and Southland roads and it is not over yet, the New Zealand Transport Agency's Otago-Southland operations manager, Murray Clarke, says.

Snow, gales forecast

The South is expected to shiver tonight and tomorrow with squally snow showers predicted to near sea level.

North should avoid 'weather bomb' - forecasters

Heavy rain is forecast for the eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne from tonight until tomorrow afternoon, but the North Island should narrowly escape a "weather bomb", say forecasters.

June was a dry, cold month

June was a dry, cold month

June was much drier than May but it was also colder, due to much weaker weather systems, hydrological consultant Dave Stewart says.

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