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Weather Outlook: Day at beach for North Island while it's a day indoors for the South

MetService New Zealand predicts thunderstorms for the lower South Island today.

Beach in Auckland (file picture).

Australian heatwave could boost some NZ temperatures above 30C this weekend

Hot air from across the Tasman will bring balmy temperatures to much of New Zealand tomorrow.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 25: Thousands of locals and international visitors to Australia gather on Bondi Beach on December 25, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. December is one of the hottest months of the year across Australia, with Christmas Day traditionally involving a trip to the beach and celebrations outdoors. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

Temperatures hit 80-year highs as Australia's extreme heatwave pushes on

Whitecliff in the northwest, has recorded the highest temperature so far with 48.2C just before 3.30pm.

NIWA climate scientist Chris Brandolino says it’s time to against our rising temperatures.

Auckland's sizzling summer broken by heavy rain, but more scorching temps on the way

Most of the North Island has been hit by a cool weather band today, but for many it's just a blip with a huge high from across the Tasman headed our way.

Parts of Australia to swelter in heatwave with temperatures forecast to soar above 40 degrees

The Bureau of Meteorology said hot days were expected in January but multiple days in a row of temperatures above 40 degrees were unusual.

North Island in for a wet start to the week as dry spell ends

It's been 18 days without rain for Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei and Nelson.

A person holds an umbrella during rainy weather.

After a hot week, rain is expected for much of the country

Mainly fine weather will give way to a bit of moisture in the coming few days.

Weekend scorcher set to see mercury in some areas of New Zealand hit 30s

It is expected to be a warm finish to the week for those on the east side of the North Island.

Flooding and slips could hit Fiordland, Westland with heavy rain forecast

MetService says there’s a high risk of thunderstorms in Fiordland and western Southland this evening and overnight.

Dry New Zealand farm summer

Warm conditions increase fire risk along much of the east coast

Southland is in a restricted fire season following a raft of vegetation blazes.

The agency’s Annual Climate Summary was released today.

Scorching 2018 was one of New Zealand's hottest years on record, NIWA says

Four of the past six years have been among the warmest on record for Aotearoa.

Auckland cityscape at night from the Viaduct Harbor marina with the business district skyline in the background in New Zealand largest city

Aucklanders restless with overnight warm weather trend set to continue

The City of Sails has experienced a series of warm nights, coupled with high humidity, in recent days.

The storm barreled across the Gulf of Thailand yesterday but spared world famous beach resorts major damage.

Tropical Storm Pabuk spares south Thailand from major damage

The storm barrelled across the Gulf of Thailand yesterday but spared world famous beach resorts major damage.

Fiji evacuation centres open as Cyclone Mona approaches

Cyclone Mona has maintained its category one strength with winds gusting up to 120 km/hr.

Ex cyclone Fehi left a path of destruction along State Highway 6 on the West Coast.

A year of wild weather: Cyclones, lightning storms, flooding and cold snaps

2018 packed in cyclones, tornadoes, an unusual El Nino and more - so what can we expect in 2019?

Cyclone warning for Fiji's Rotuma Island

The system is expected to be located about 115km east-northeast of Rotuma at 4pm this afternoon.

Scientists are concerned the rate of global warming is now heading through the two degree barrier.

NZ has just had its warmest year ever - climate scientist

Professor Jim Salinger has looked at New Zealand temperature records back to 1867.

Tasman residents want forestry land owners to pay to clean up the mess of logs and debris.

'Nothing's moved' - Properties still buried under tonnes of debris after ex-cyclone Gita

Tasman residents want forestry land owners to pay to clean up the mess of logs and debris

glass background blurred city lights christmas new year

Brace for heavy rain, strong winds, possibility of flooding in many parts of the North Island today and Christmas Day

The top of the country is expected to be the worst affected area, MetService warns.

Solid rain is expected in the likes of Auckland and Wellington but Canterbury could get a classic Kiwi cracker.

Put the jandals away - wet Christmas Day forecast for much of the North Island

Meanwhile the South Island's set to lap up the sunshine from Canterbury, south.

NIWA scientist Chris Brandolino told Breakfast the forecast is ‘not locked in stone’ but there is a distinct possibility for heavy rain.

Christmas Day forecast: Heavy rain and gusty winds possible for much of the country

Christchurch is expected to have a fine Christmas Day, however.

TVNZ weather presenter Dan Corbett gives the latest update.

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in Auckland and Northland

The warnings come after a staggering 33,218 lightning strikes were recorded across the country in the last 24 hours.

Breakfast weather presenter Renee Wright has the latest update.

Severe thunderstorms could hit many parts of the country today as we count down to the weekend

Heavy downpours, hail, lightning and gusts of up to 80km/h could all be in the mix.

Rest home cut off, roads flooded after heavy rain slams Palmerston North

Radius Peppertree Rest Home and Hospital told 1 NEWS no-one is able to leave the property due to flooding.

Beach in Auckland (file picture).

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Finally, the stormy weather is about to go away, at least for a few days.

Breakfast weatherman Matty McLean has the latest forecast

Thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain could hit much of the country today

Storms could become severe with downpours over 25mm per hour and also large hail.

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