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Opinion: Well done NZ Civil Defence, a decade has made a huge difference – Philip Duncan

New Zealand Civil Defence staff, management and Ministers current and previous deserve a congratulations for Friday’s alerting following the three…

This Week’s Weather in Animation (30 seconds)

A short animation showing the weather across New Zealand over the coming week. It shows the southerly today turning westerly…

Monday’s national forecast – Southwesterlies (+10 maps)

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today. North Island Cloudy areas for the western North Island, risk of a…

Sunday’s national forecast – A cooler Autumn change sweeps up NZ (+9 Maps)

Temperatures drop across NZ today as a south to south west change and crumbling cold front move northwards. The front…

Severe Cyclone Niran rocketing past Noumea, New Caledonia (+7 Maps)

Updated 5:35pm NZDT / 3:35pm Noumea Time — Cyclone NIRAN is back to Category 4 after reaching top end Cat…

Saturday’s national forecast – Front for the North Island (+4 maps)

A front passes over the North Island today meanwhile a northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island. As a front…

Severe Cyclone Niran now Category 4, next stop New Caledonia and Vanuatu (+11 Maps)

Breaking News — Australian forecasters upgraded Cyclone NIRAN on Friday to a Severe Category 4 tropical storm, with 5 being…

NZ tsunami warnings cancelled following M8.1, M7.4 and M7.1 earthquakes and tsunami

Final Message from Civil Defence on the 8.1 Earthquake/Tsunami Event. 4pm Friday: All tsunami warnings for NZ have now been…

VIDEO: Cyclone Niran, 3 major quakes, tsunami warnings + NZ’s weekend southerly

It’s been a busy Friday with three severe earthquakes prompting tsunami warnings in New Zealand. You can view the latest…

Friday’s national forecast – Heavy rain for the West Coast (+8 maps)

A front pushes northwards over the South Island today, a northwest airflow for the North Island. Heavy rain pushes northwards…

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