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Friday's national forecast

A ridge brings mainly settled weather to the North Island today meanwhile frontal activity brings heavy rain to the West Coast of the South Island and dry weather out east.Northland,...

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Feb 26 2020 - 4:00am
An anticyclone lies over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of PlentyMostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud. Light winds then...
Feb 25 2020 - 3:36pm
Mainly anticyclonic conditions across New Zealand on Wednesday bringing mainly settled weather.
Feb 25 2020 - 12:17pm
The nights are getting longer, the mornings cooler - but the afternoons are still hot, in fact hotter than average in the days ahead as high pressure smothers NZ. Many places will have highs in the...
Feb 25 2020 - 11:17am
We have the first map for March and the lead up for the end of February shows high pressure is in charge. We will have a few showers in the mix though, they are fairly isolated in the upper North...
Feb 25 2020 - 8:55am
Drought zones are crying out for 'real rain' following random downpours over the weekend - now as we head to March there are signs of change to the weather pattern.
Feb 25 2020 - 7:00am
Mainly anticyclonic conditions across New Zealand today and Wednesday bringing mainly settled weather.
Feb 25 2020 - 4:00am
High pressure expands across New Zealand today but sub-tropical airflows are increasing in the north east of the country. Check hourly forecasts and data for more details at your specific location -...
Feb 24 2020 - 2:59pm
It may feel like a touch of Autumn today but summer's heat and humidity is not over and this week downpours return. Some may be heavy through the North Island's interior and create thunderstorms - as...
Feb 24 2020 - 1:52pm
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Feb 24 2020 - 10:52am
A cooler change at the weekend and today is a hint that a new Autumn weather pattern is forming - but we’re not done with the summer heat just yet. High pressure smothers NZ this week bringing...
Feb 24 2020 - 7:00am
It's not overly warm in the eastern North Island today, at least compared to normal, while others in NZ may be several degrees above average.  Hotter weather inland through both islands is...
Feb 24 2020 - 4:00am
High pressure is starting to move in from the west but the outer edges are windy. As high pressure moves in drier and calmer weather moves in for most places. WIND:Windiest weather is mostly around...
Feb 23 2020 - 2:08pm
It's a case of yin and yang across New Zealand on Monday with cloud along the North Island's eastern side while the east of the South Island is mostly sunny. Meanwhile the North Island's western side...
Feb 23 2020 - 4:00am
High pressure is now moving in from the west and will cover the New Zealand area for the last week of February. While weekend downpours were great here and there for drought zones it by no means...
Feb 22 2020 - 8:53pm
Vicky is no longer a Cyclone and has been replaced by another storm in the same area - Tropical Cyclone WASI.
Feb 22 2020 - 3:03pm
Humidity will ease and temperatures are dropping as a southerly quarter airflow spreads up and over many parts of NZ this weekend. Temperatures over Saturday and Sunday nights will be below average...
Feb 22 2020 - 8:00am
A tropical cyclone is likely to form over the Gulf of Carpentaria this weekend before gaining strength and approaching the coast. A tropical low that started taking shape over the Gulf on Friday will...
Feb 22 2020 - 4:00am
A series of fronts push northwards over New Zealand today in a southwesterly airflow. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Feb 21 2020 - 3:00pm
A series of fronts push northwards over New Zealand on Saturday in a southwesterly airflow. A ridge spreads over New Zealand on Sunday stretching out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.
Feb 21 2020 - 1:04pm
A tropical cyclone has been named by the Fiji Met Service today. Cyclone VICKY is the latest South Pacific storm which is forecast to possibly Category 2 as it tracks behind another tropical...