Weather

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.

Rain warning for Fiordland

Trampers in northern Fiordland and the Westland Ranges should watch for rapidly rising rivers as heavy rain is predicted tomorrow, the MetService says.

Odd weather for September

September's weather has continued the 2009 trend of not conforming to the expected, hydrological consultant Dave Stewart says.

Cold snap to hit at weekend

Another cold snap is forecast to hit the country this weekend with farmers and drivers being warned to take care.

Power restored as another storm threatens

Power restored as another storm threatens

The last of the North Island properties blacked out by last weekend's snow storm are expected to have power restored today as another storm brews.

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