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Feb 12 2018 - 7:00am
A front lingers over the North Island today and on Tuesday in a very humid northerly quarter airflow. Meanwhile the South Island has generally more settled weather with dry sunny conditions in the...
Feb 12 2018 - 3:40am
A front lingers over the North Island today, especially the upper half in a very humid northerly airflow. Meanwhile the South Island has northwesterlies and a sunny day in the east. Northland,...
Feb 11 2018 - 2:49pm
Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita is a Category 3 storm as it starts to curve towards southern Tonga today and Monday. The powerful storm is likely to become a Category 4 cyclone as it turns and tracks...
Feb 11 2018 - 12:11pm
New Zealand is smothered in moisture-rich subtropical air creating low cloud, fog, mist, drizzle and areas of quite heavy rain. This set up continues across Sunday and into Monday and while...
Feb 11 2018 - 7:00am
What a difference from the start of summer to the middle part as we've switched from super dry to very wet in a number of regions and our recent poll is summing this up. 67% are wanting more sun...
Feb 11 2018 - 4:00am
The humid sub-tropical airflow continues today with more drizzle, patchy rain and cloud. There will be more heavy falls today too, especially around Taranaki and the north west South Island.
Feb 10 2018 - 10:20pm
UPDATED 10:20pm --- Gita is now a 'Severe' Category 3 Tropical Cyclone and is forecast to grow into a Category 4 storm as it churns around a number of South Pacific islands to the north east of New...
Feb 10 2018 - 5:44pm
Hot and dry conditions will persist over the eastern half of Australia (except tropics) thanks to relatively calm winds. The summer monsoon will be inactive for the next several days possibly related...
Feb 10 2018 - 11:15am
The low this weekend north west of New Zealand is large but weak and it's tapping into moisture rich sub-tropical air. A blocking high pressure system to the east of the country is slowing down these...
Feb 10 2018 - 7:27am
UPDATED -- "Why is the chance of rain shifting around this weekend?" is a question we've been asked a bit this week The answer is this: The low is quite weak, the rain bands are patchy and the...
Feb 10 2018 - 3:44am
A northeasterly airflow lies over the country today, a front within this flow lingers over the North Island Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of PlentyPatchy rain - a chance of an isolated heavy...
Feb 10 2018 - 12:05am
A large but fairly weak sub-tropical low will drag down more humid northerlies this weekend and areas of rain - some slow moving heavy falls are in the mix but so too are drizzle patches and dry...
Feb 9 2018 - 5:00pm
An east to northeasterly airflow continues over the country on Saturday. Most regions in the North Island see rain on Saturday, heavy falls still possible for many but there will also be many areas...
Feb 9 2018 - 3:26pm
A low just north west of New Zealand is slowly moving southward, bringing locally heavy rain to the country this weekend. Northern parts of the North Island will be under the influence of the low...
Feb 9 2018 - 2:30pm
If you have Sky TV then switch to channel 081 as CountryTV is "unlocked" until 10pm Sunday, allowing you to view Philip Duncan's 10 minute long 10 day forecast and Mark Leishman's rural news show,...
Feb 9 2018 - 7:00am
A ridge lies over the South Island today meanwhile an occluded front sweeps down over the upper North Island from the northeast. An east to northeasterly airflow continues over the country on...
Feb 9 2018 - 4:00am
A ridge lies over the South Island today meanwhile an occluded front sweeps down over the North Island from the northeast. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of PlentyRain or patchy drizzle, may...
Feb 8 2018 - 5:00pm
A ridge lies over the South Island on Friday meanwhile an occluded front sweeps down over the North Island from the northeast. A mainly sunny day for the South Island on Friday, some high cloud...
Feb 8 2018 - 3:32pm
On Friday a low will appear north of New Zealand and move southward, bringing locally heavy rain with strong gusty winds to parts of the North Island.  The low will move slowly, so rain...
Feb 8 2018 - 11:46am
High pressure dominates a large chunk of New Zealand but a weak low over the next few days will help to drive in narrow areas of rain, some heavy falls and some drizzly.
Feb 8 2018 - 11:02am
As many of you have been seeing for a number of days now in long range models a tropical cyclone is expected to form in the next day or so in the Fiji / Tonga area. According to reliable computer...
Feb 8 2018 - 7:00am
A ridge lies over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north. A ridge continues to live over the South Island on Friday meanwhile an...
Feb 8 2018 - 4:00am
A ridge lies over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Feb 7 2018 - 5:00pm
A ridge lies over the South Island on Thursday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north.A mainly sunny day for the South Island on Thursday, some cloud...
Feb 7 2018 - 2:18pm
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is expected to have migrated eastward, crossing over the South Island for the next two or three days.
Feb 7 2018 - 12:57pm
Do you find volcanoes fascinating? GeoNet certainly does. Right now there's a whole lot of scientists, teachers and students talking about volcanoes on Twitter and voting for their favorites - you...
Feb 7 2018 - 12:42pm
High pressure dominates much of the country today and Thursday. However, sinking air pressure to the north of New Zealand will see rain clouds forming around Northland and later this week Auckland...
Feb 7 2018 - 7:00am
A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today, a few patchy showers for most North Island regions although it may remain mainly dry in the south and west south of Taranaki. A ridge lies over the South...
Feb 7 2018 - 4:00am
A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today, a few patchy showers for most North Island regions although it may remain mainly dry in the south and west south of Taranaki. Northland, Auckland, Waikato...
Feb 6 2018 - 5:00pm
A ridge lies over most of New Zealand on Wednesday however a trough may bring a few showers to the upper / western North Island.