Holiday hotspots look to be living up to their name in the South as temperatures rise on the eve of Labour weekend.
Winter may officially be over, but it appears there is still some leftover snow which MetService is predicting will fall in parts of Otago and Southland on Wednesday.
Chances of a warm, dry summer under El Nino conditions are increasing, but Niwa National Climate Centre scientists have warned Kiwis not to get their togs and towels out just yet.
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.
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.