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MetService considered for BBC weather – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on August 25th, 2015.

The BBC has dropped the UK Met Office as its weather forecasting provider and is considering a subsidiary of the New Zealand MetService as an alternative. You can read more on the official announcement from the BBC and the UK Met Office. Over the weekend, the Daily Mail speculated on the potential alternatives: “The BBC […]

El Niño and its impacts – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 13th, 2015.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the Pacific is in an El Niño climate pattern – what does this mean for New Zealand? The Bureau made the declaration yesterday following close analysis of ocean temperature shifts and wind patterns. The El Niño conditions typically bring warmer ocean waters in the tropics, and weaker wind […]

Tornado strikes Auckland – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on December 6th, 2012.

Update: The MetService has blog has been updated to redefine the weather event as a ‘mircoburst’ rather than a tornado. A tornado struck Auckland amidst heavy weather at 12.15pm today. Three people are reported dead and a further seven in hospital following extreme winds and weather damage centred around the suburb of Hobsonville. Emergency services […]

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