Weather

Still no rain radar for region

Still no rain radar for region

A rain radar for Otago is still not on the agenda of the MetService.

Rain welcome respite for country's farmers

Rain welcome respite for country's farmers

Farmers have welcomed this week's reprieve from a long hot dry spell.

Dry January parches North Island

Dry January parches North Island

One of the driest Januaries in more than 100 years has resulted in an "extreme" and "severe" lack of soil moisture across all of the North Island.

Brief end in sight for hot weather

Brief end in sight for hot weather

A sweltering night led to another hot summer day in Otago yesterday - the 11th day out of 12 when the region recorded a temperature above 20degC.

Golden weather to depart, then return

Golden weather to depart, then return

The golden weather being enjoyed by much of the country will come to an end early next week, but it will be back, says the MetService.

Hot weather to continue around NZ

The country will continue to swelter, as temperatures in some areas reach at least 30C today.

Good weather on way for weekend

Good weather on way for weekend

Aucklanders can expect more easterly breezes and cloudy skies over the long weekend - and it's likely to be little different in popular holiday spots like Northland and Coromandel.

Weather settles as kids eye return to school

The warm settled weather looks set to continue for most of the country as children prepare to go back to school.

More wet weather on the way

More wet weather on the way

Umbrellas and raincoats will be needed for a few more days, especially in the mainland, before settled weather finally arrives, MetService says.

Stormy day for central NZ

Thunderstorms are forecast for the lower North Island today (Thur) with strong winds and large hail possible.

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