Weather

Spring weather came back in December

December's weather in Otago was more typical of spring and did little to improve the dry conditions prevailing in most of the region, hydrological consultant Dave Stewart says.

Rain benefits hydro lakes

Rain benefits hydro lakes

West coast rain continued to fill southern hydro lakes as low level alerts remained in place for some Central and North Otago rivers yesterday.

Dunedin hot spot no joke in erratic month

Dunedin hot spot no joke in erratic month

Jokes about Dunedin being "the Riviera of the South" may have to be reconsidered after the highest temperature in the country last month - 32degC - was recorded at Dunedin International Airport on Christmas Day.

Noughties warmest decade on record

Noughties warmest decade on record

The noughties were the warmest decade on record in New Zealand, although last year was cooler than average, latest climate figures from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) show.

Extra care urged as fire risk mounts

Extra care urged as fire risk mounts

Conditions in Otago have not yet climbed to extreme, but fire chiefs across a dry region have urged holidaymakers to take care in the risky summer holiday season.

No telling what Otago weather might bring

Strange, variable, mad - are some of the adjectives used to describe Otago's weather for most of this year.

Data shows Dunedin patterns inconsistent

Data shows Dunedin patterns inconsistent

John Bradley has been collecting weather data for more than 30 years, mostly from his home in Balaclava.

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.

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