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Weekend Newsfeed: Rain moving in from the west + NEW Tropical Cyclone threat

Updated 7:10pm — Welcome to our new Daily Newsfeed (which in weekends is a “Weekend Newsfeed”). This page will be updated over the weekend as new or developing weather news unfolds. ...


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Rain. Breezy to brisk Northerly winds.

ClimateWatch: Mixture of pattern & chaos in DEC & SUMMER outlook (Video + 13 Maps)

El Nino peaks in December and January, just in time for the hottest part of summer. Our final ClimateWatch for…

Friday Newsfeed: Weekend rain + a new tropical cyclone threat (Not NZ)

Updated 5:00pm — Let the weekend begin! Our new daily news feed will be a cleaner, simpler way to see…

VIDEO: Wet weekend for western NZ as low moves in, falls apart

NZ is on the outer edges of high pressure for a few more days allowing a low from Australia to…

VIDEO: Australia 7 Day – 2 Lows but drier weather is growing again

There are 2 lows affecting the continent today and a third possible tropical cyclone worth keeping an eye on. Despite…

Thursday’s News: Warmest upper North Island – Rain this evening / overnight Canterbury – Unsettled this weekend

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….. WARMEST, UPPER NORTH ISLAND Temperatures are warmest today for the upper North…

Live / Real Time NZ Rain Radar

Live / Real time NZ rain radar for 10:28pm on Sat 2 December 2023

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Spent extra time here this morning.

North Island in darkness, sun’s still up in lower South Island

A timely reminder (8:45pm Tuesday evening in fact) on the big difference between the North Island and South Island at…

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!NEW: Biggest changes in 10+ years coming to WeatherWatch / RuralWeather

The times they are a-changin’, and we’re making big changes to be out front of it all with our new…

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You don’t see that everyday! A380 makes Go Around at CHCH Airport, lands from OPPOSITE direction

Sometimes a pilot chooses to abort a landing – called a ‘go around’ – when the weather isn’t ideal. With…

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