A second day of disruption is being felt across parts of the South Island, in the aftermath of yesterday's snowy weather.
A cold front set to bring heavy snow and high winds to parts of New Zealand over the next 24 hours has been branded a 'storm event'.
It might look like snow, but weather experts are adamant the white stuff that lashed the capital this morning was hail.
Otago's run of sunny weather is expected to end this weekend as a series of fronts from the Tasman Sea moves across southern and central New Zealand.
WeatherWatch. co. nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says a large high,a weak southerly change and a large low from the Tasman Sea is coming over the next week which will bring cooler & calmer...
Official April weather figures have confirmed Otago enjoyed a warm, dry and sunny month.
Baseball-sized hail is tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, a tornado has touched down in Kansas and forecasters are warning residents across the nation's midsection to brace for "life threatening" storms.
The cost of two storms which hammered parts of Wanganui and Taranaki has reached $6 million according to one major rural insurer, with that company alone handling more than 1250 claims.
A slight reprieve for residents of saturated Gisborne and Hawkes Bay should come this afternoon when rain eases, but the wet weather will return soon, MetService says.
Late autumn weather is expected to be normal as the La Nina event dissipates, Niwa principal scientist Dr James Renwick says.
Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists say in a new report.
Another bout of torrential rain is forecast to hit Northland tomorrow, as the North Island continues to be pounded by severe winds and wild weather.
Wild weather is expected to continue into today with another bout of torrential rain forecast to hit Northland with severe gales starting in Auckland and spreading throughout the rest of the North Island.
Northlanders are being warned to brace themselves for heavy rain, gales and likely flooding as a sub-tropical low which could deliver a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours bears down on the region.
Hundreds of travellers and event-goers have had their plans disrupted by the wild weather blasting the North Island.