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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.

Climate extremes create records

Weather records were broken around Otago in September - not due to a lack of rainfall as had been feared but instead because of extreme temperatures.

Stranded travellers stuck another night

Stranded travellers stuck another night

Hundreds of travellers evacuated from snow-stranded vehicles overnight will spend another night in emergency shelters, while some central North Island roads remain closed.

Worst conditions combined for tsunami

Worst conditions combined for tsunami

Science and geography combined so that the residents of American Samoa did not stand much of a chance.

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