Do you know what to do in the event of severe weather? Find out what you need to know, how to prepare, what to do when it happens and also what to do after the event.
Major storms affect wide areas and can be accompanied by strong winds, heavy rain or snowfall, thunder, lightning, tornadoes, and rough seas. They can cause damage to property and infrastructure, affect crops and livestock, disrupt essential services, and cause coastal inundation.
Severe Weather Watches and Warnings are issued by MetService and available through the broadcast media, by email alerts and at MetService. MetService is New Zealand's national weather authority. They provide comprehensive weather information services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help protect the safety and well-being of New Zealanders and the NZ economy.
Weather systems can quickly change in course and intensity and therefore it is important to stay informed.
Want to find out what Severe Weather Warnings are in effect for New Zealand? Take a look at MetService weather warnings page.
Before bad weather arrives - Be prepared.
As weather systems can rapidly change it is important to stay updated about what is happening in your area and take simple steps to protect your family and the things you care about.
Staying Safe During Severe Weather