Weather

End to big dry in sight

End to big dry in sight

There is a chance the wet weather expected to break the drought for parts of the North Island tomorrow and Tuesday will return by the end of the week, as forecasts hint at an end to the long dry conditions.

Otago weather records fall

Otago weather records fall

It was the warmest March in about 60 years for Wanaka and Cromwell and the driest in Balclutha.

Rain brings some relief for farmers

Rain brings some relief for farmers

Heavy rain has given some farmers confidence they have now beaten the devastating record drought.

Rain for some parts of NZ

Rain for some parts of NZ

Some drought-stricken areas will start to see some small relief this week as rain is forecast to finally fall on some regions.

Otago skies generally clear over Easter

Otago skies generally clear over Easter

The weather this weekend is expected, for the most part, to be as bright and shiny as an Easter egg, the MetService has forecast.

Rain forecast sparks warning

Rain forecast sparks warning

A "lump of moist weather" may finally arrive in drought-stricken Northland at the weekend.

Rain forecast for North - at last

Long-awaited rain is forecast for the drought-hit Northland region.

Drizzle fails to remove fire risk

Drizzle fails to remove fire risk

Steady drizzle may have rained off the cricket in Dunedin but it failed to dampen more than the central city, leaving the rest of the area in extreme fire risk.

Summertime: when was the living this easy?

Summertime: when was the living this easy?

Many long-time Dunedin residents are scratching their heads trying to remember the last time the city experienced such a consistently good summer.

A tale of two summers

A tale of two summers

It was the best of summers, it was the worst of summers. It was the season for beach and barbecue. It was the time when dreaded drought stretched its grip across the country.

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