Severe winds are expected to pound inland Canterbury today but northern New Zealand should enjoy a brief break from stormy, windy weather.
Severe gales are due to hit Auckland this afternoon after knocking out power and cancelling ferry sailings in the lower North Island.
New Zealand is in for stormy weather over the next three days, with weather forecasters predicting possible small tornadoes.
Snow down to 400m, about the level of Dunedin's Signal Hill, is forecast for today.
Torrential rain, thunderstorms, large hail and a waterspout have been reported in Taranaki with violent weather predicted in parts of the North Island today, say weather forecasters.
WeatherWatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says a developing and deepening low in the Southern Ocean could bring several days of unsettled weather to the country.
WeatherWatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says it will be a showery couple of days ahead of the next system to move over the country.
WeatherWatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says after the wintery blast over the weekend, calmer conditions will push over the country in the coming week.
Wild weather, and possibly a mini tornado, knocked out power and lifted a roof near Hokitika tonight.
A large storm is about to blast the South Island and lower North Island, bringing with it the potential for a tornado in the South Island.
Gale force winds and heavy rains are expected to slam Wellington, Wairarapa and eastern areas of the South Island tomorrow.
After weeks of mostly fine weather for much of the country, heavy rain is expected in the north and west of the both islands.
WeatherWatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says the ridge of high pressure that has been keeping things quiet here will continue to do so right through Wednesday. ANZAC day is looking to...
After a summer of lousy weather, New Zealand is set to enjoy yet another weekend of warm autumn conditions.
WeatherWatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says a huge Tasman high will bring fine settled weather to most of the country for the next week, but a southerly change will bring some...
WeatherWatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says the weekend will kick off with a very large high drifting in from Australia bringing lighter winds, sunnier skies and slightly warmer...
Weatherwatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says the south west change across the nation will be noticeable in both islands for different reasons, but won't be extreme.
If you've got a crib in the South Island, or a bach in the east and south of the North Island, this Easter would be a great long weekend to get away.
Weatherwatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan has a severe weather warning, with a tropical storm fast approaching the top of the North Island which will bring heavy rain risks and severe...