Friday's national forecast

Filed in:

High pressure will build in off the Tasman Sea today, bring settled weather to the country.

Wednesday's national forecast

Filed in:

The strong southwest flow across the country will keep the weather very unsettled today.

Snow is still likely about Southland where several centimetres of snow could accumulate at elevations above 200m.  The snow is expected to taper off this afternoon.

Southern Ocean Cyclone - Who will be affected and how

Filed in:

Update 8:55am --- A weather bomb near Stewart Island has narrowly missed hitting NZ directly but heavy rain, squalls, thunderstorms and some of the biggest seas on the planet around New Zealand.  Snow to low levels in the Deep South is also predicted along with the chance of isolated tornados and waterspouts along the western coastline.

Monday's rainy outlook

Filed in:

Things could start off a bit wet across the country tomorrow morning.

A quick moving boundary will bring a patch of rain to both islands during the morning hours.  Most of the precipitation should be off the North Island by mid-afternoon with a just a few spotty showers about the lower regions.

Wintry mix on track for SI

Filed in:

For the last few days, we’ve been tracking a potentially potent cold snap for the South Island that was expected to arrive early next week.

At this time, it looks to be on schedule.

Sunday's national forecast

Filed in:

It will be a wet start to Sunday for most North Islanders.  The remnants of the rain overnight will be slow to clear out this morning.

Phil's Weekly Column - NZ's radio industry loses a legend

Filed in:

Last week the radio industry was shocked to hear that creative legend Neil Jenkins had passed away suddenly while in Auckland on business.  The Wellington based Creative Writer/Creative Director may not have a name you recognise, but chances are you've heard him on the radio anywhere in New Zealand with his deep 'southern man' voice. 

A parade of fronts

Filed in:

It’s almost like being in middle of a parade.  One front after another will march across the country over the next several days.

Facebook readers sound off about today

Filed in:

WeatherWatch’s Facebook readers gave us their view of weather across the country today, and it was quite varied.

It's the shortest day of the year

Filed in:

It’s been a very wintry few weeks for much of New Zealand.  Cold and snow more reminiscent of August greeted many Kiwis as we kicked off this month, and we hadn’t even reached the winter solstice.

Until today.