NEW ZEALAND

A LAND OF CONTRAST

Essentially New Zealand is a little country located in a somewhat boisterous airstream, sandwiched in between two oceans. So?

It's all about the weather. Here's a few sites and information that may help you stay dry, or wet, depending on your needs and wants .

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Metvuw.com

No, not a spelling mistake-VUW =Victoria University Wellington. This is the link to their weather dept . Great 10 day forecast, and regularly more accurate than other sites.

http://www.metvuw.com/

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MetService

This site gets better as time goes on. Very handy for the up to date weather radar situation, which makes you a guru when it comes to guessing what time the washing should be brought in.

http://metservice.com/maps-radar/rain-radar/all-new-zealand

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NZ Transport Web cams and traffic situation

Handy for finding out whether the bridge is blocked or there is black ice in Otago.

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/?view=cctv

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And finally-ask a local

Seriously Kiwis are bonkers about weather. So if you're thinking about heading into the hills, or going down the Clarence, or heading out to sea-check with the locals first.

It just may save you a lot of inconvenience