Who could blame this pilot for wanting a cup of tea and a lie down after landing in such hairy conditions at Wellington Airport this morning?An early morning Jet Star flight JQ251 from Auckland took two attempts to land in the capital...
UPDATED - Damaging hurricane strength wind gusts have been pummeling Wellington this morning, with more wild weather across he country. The Rimutaka Hill is now closed, trees are falling and roofs lifting as severe gales associated with an intense weather bomb bears down on central New Zealand.
A front pushes off the top of the South Island this morning then onto the lower North Island, this front clears the upper North Island by evening. A strong northwesterly airflow changes westerly once the front moves through.
On March 3, 1909, the head of what would eventually become the National Weather Service personally called President-elect William Howard Taft to assure him the weather would not interfere with inaugural activities. The rain and wet snow falling on Washington the night before was expected to end by the morning. He told Taft Inauguration Day would be "ideal." Early […]
Multiple climate analysis groups from the United States and Britain announced Wednesday that 2016 marked the planet's warmest year on record. The slew of new releases and accounts about the record warmth are telling. But most powerful are visuals illustrating the year's warmth and the warmth that built up in years preceding it. Viewing them together reveals a clear […]
Temperatures were well above normal today as highs reached the upper 50s to around 60 in the local area. Given that we're still hanging out in the coldest time of the year on average, this warmth is either great news or you're wondering where winter is. If you fit into the latter camp, there's no […]
All outbound flights from Wellington Airport were held on the ground this morning due to severe winds. Gusts of more than 150 kilometres an hour have been recorded at the Rimutaka Summit, as well as gusts of 118 kilometres an hour...
Upper North Island Rain develops late morning or around midday then eases in the afternoon as gusty northwesterly winds change southwest. Northwesterlies ahead of the front brisk to strong along the western coastline in the morning. Sunny spells break through during the afternoon as showers ease.