Weather

Wintry blast creates travel havoc

Wintry blast creates travel havoc

Severe southerly gales battering Wellington today are creating havoc for school holiday travellers as flights and ferry crossings are cancelled.

Parts of Nth Island belted by weather

Flooded roads remain closed today as the eastern North Island continues to be hammered by heavy rain, but residents elsewhere are in for a brief respite today.

Weather batters North Island

Weather batters North Island

A "bone-chilling" weekend is in store for northern New Zealand, MetService warns, as parts of the North Island cope with flooding and rising rivers today.

Winter weather bites in North Island

Winter weather bites in North Island

The Desert Rd remains closed due to snow this morning, while the rain continues to fall over soggy parts of the North Island.

Low-level snow on way for South

Low-level snow on way for South

Snow is on the way this week, and falls to low levels are forecast for the deep south.

More rain in headwaters predicted

It is hoped Otago will escape the latest heavy rain warning without further flooding.

June weather: highs all round

June weather: highs all round

Coastal Otago may have flooded, but it was Central Otago which recorded its wettest June since records began.

Break from winter chill on way

Break from winter chill on way

Chilly Kiwis fed up with winter's icy temperatures can put their woollies away for a while, as forecasters are predicting a respite from the cold weather.

Cold snap slow to let go

Cold snap slow to let go

The cold snap has yet to fully release its grip on the South and numerous roads are still closed owing to the pummelling the region took over the last few days.

Warning: frosts about to bite

The worst of the snow is over but sub-zero temperatures are expected in Otago at the weekend, bringing the risk of widespread black ice.

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