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Monday’s national forecast – Heavy rain for Wairarapa (+12 maps)

A ridge of high pressures lies over the South Island today while a southerly quarter airflow for the North Island…

Sunday’s forecast: Big cold change moves up NZ as clocks spring forward an hour (+9 Maps)

A big temperature drop in parts of the South Island today and a cold front falls apart over the North…

Saturday’s national forecast – Heavy rain West Coast (+12 maps)

Updated Maps 11:09am — A front pushes northwards over the South Island today bringing heavy rain in the west, strong…

VIDEO: Big temperature drop on the way for parts of NZ Sunday/Monday

Windy weather will impact NZ for the next few days ahead of a nationwide cool down across Sunday and Monday…

Top 10 global weather extremes (Fri Sep 24) – Hurricane Sam developing

A new hurricane (Sam) is forming in the Atlantic while a typhoon (Mindulle) forms in the western Pacific. We track…

Why is NZ so windy? We explain the Roaring Forties!

New Zealanders shouldn’t be so surprised how often it’s windy here. After all, we’re basically a few mountainous islands stuck…

Friday’s national forecast – Ridge pushes in for a time (+12 maps)

A ridge of high pressure pushes in over New Zealand for a time today, showers about western regions mostly clearing…

VIDEO: Spring weather pattern truly arrives as equinox passes

The equinox was at 7:20 this morning and in the days and weeks ahead the days grow longer than the…

Updated NZ & Australia rainfall maps as spring equinox passes

Low pressure zones are mostly impacting New Zealand’s North Island and upper South Island, also Victoria and Tasmania today and…

Thursday’s national forecast – Heavy rain in the north (+12 maps)

A front pushes over the North Island this morning bringing heavy rain then gradually out to the east this afternoon….

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