Endure the storms, then we'll have a nice fine World Cup

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New Zealand will have warmer than usual weather during the Rugby World Cup, but first must get through a stormy August.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research forecasters are predicting near-average or above-average temperatures in all regions during spring.

Get your skis on - Mostly settled this week!

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The cold nights and mild days look set to continue this week but the worst of winter is over, forecasters say. chief analyst Philip Duncan said a big high was moving over the Tasman Sea this week which would bring clear skies.

Column: Snow storm positively received by many

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Herald on Sunday --- There's nothing like a snowstorm to make most of us happy - and this one was perfect. It arrived in the middle of the school holidays, so kids could enjoy it.

Rugby Forecast: All Blacks vs Springboks

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Video: Inside the GeoNet building in Wellington

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Go for a wander through the GeoNet building in Lower Hutt, Wellington and see where the hard working team are based.

Photo - Just what the heck is this?

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A reader from Christchurch captured this strange streak of light in the sky over the city this morning.

Chelsea McGaw says she saw this "thing" falling from the sky at around 7:30am.

Weekend Weather - A few showers otherwise "fairly good"

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The weekend is again upon us - and so too are the end of the school holidays.  Following the recent wintry storm the ski fields are packed with fresh snow - but what is the forecast for those wanting to get stuff done outdoors this weekend? says the forecast is a fairly good one - but most places will have a few showers for one of the days.

CNN reports on's snow coverage

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New Zealand's snow storm has captured the attention of CNN viewers around the globe thanks to updates and photos via

It's the fourth time this year that has worked with CNN to provide news worthy New Zealand content to international viewers.

Weather Video - Snow Storm Update

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#snownz - The latest on this big developing story from Philip Duncan and

North Island: New surge of snow showers moving in

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Don't be fooled by the sun if it's currently shining at your place - the North Island is in for round two with a second pool of cloud, snow, hail and squalls pushing in from the south and south west says