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MetService's long range forecast may be showing rain across the country for Christmas Day, but the reality is expected to be far more pleasant. Showers on Christmas Eve or Christmas day are considered more likely. "It will not be a complete washout .
The storms could also bring damaging winds of more than 110kmh and downpours of 25 to 35mm an hour, MetService said. The east of Northland would be at risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with the northeast of Auckland and Great
Heavy rain in Fiordland, Westland and the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers would continue until tonight or early tomorrow morning, MetService warned. A further 180mm of rain was possible in the Westland ranges from 9am today
An Air New Zealand spokesman said today's gusty wind had forced the cancellation or diversion of 12 link flights and two jet flights from Wellington, affecting about 800 passengers. Jetstar had no cancellations but was monitoring the situation...It
Gusts of 126kmh had been recorded in Kelburn about 1pm while one of 125kmh was recorded on Mt Kaukau, MetService meteorologist Dan Corbett said. A flight had been diverted away from Wellington and another was cancelled due to the gales. An Air New
Profit rose to $2.7 million in the year ended June 30, from $1.1 million the year earlier, the Wellington-based company said in its annual report presented to parliament today. Sales edged up 0.2 percent to $42.3 million while expenses declined 5.2
Convicted murderer and rapist Teina Pora has been declined parole .....Winds up to severe gale strength are expected over eastern areas from Southland to Wairarapa for the next day or so, and again towards the end of the week...A strong and moist
A MetService rain radar image from 9.20am shows a rain band extending over the country. Powerful winds are causing chaos in the capital this morning, with the ''meat'' of the storm still to come...Send your newstips, photos and video to newstips@
MetService Dan Corbett presents the weather as the MetService issues a severe weather warning for this weekend. Severe weather is expected to hit much of the North Island today as an active front moves across the northern part of the country.
The temperature in Christchurch was only about 6 degrees Celsius at 10am today, while in Arthur's Pass it was around freezing, MetService said. The NZ Transport Agency said snow was making chains essential on State Highway 73 through Arthur's Pass,