Will wet weather from Australia come our way? That's what we're looking into as high pressure is again dominating New Zealand for Thursday with another high pressure system expected to move in this weekend. At the same time the sub-tropical rains on the northern side of the high are being fed directly into Australia and may well cause problems for them for the remainder of March.
Melbourne's start to autumn is so hot, the average temperature is so far exceeding that normally experienced in January and February.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Dean Stewart said it was an extraordinary start to March.
Coastal New South Wales will see a short break in the rain as we head towards the weekend, but there is more rain on the way.
Up and down the NSW coast, a lingering low pressure trough and a large low brought rain to kick-off autumn over last weekend and for much of this week.
The summer of 2016/17 has been dubbed the 'angry summer' by climate scientists who've been investigating just how extreme things got.
They've found that during a 90-day period, 205 weather records were broken.
The threat of flooding lingers for Western Australia's Kimberley this week following Cyclone Blanche's landfall yesterday.
On Monday, Blanche became the first cyclone of the season to make landfall when it crossed the Kimberley coast to the north of Wyndham.
Australia's east coast will see its longest run of big waves since last June's destructive 'black nor-easter' swell this week.
A barrage of big waves will create dangerous surf conditions along exposed coasts in New South Wales and southeast Queensland until the weekend.
Tropical Cyclone Blanche has just developed in the Joseph-Bonaparte Gulf, bringing flooding rains and gale force winds.
Sydney and Brisbane both broke their summer heat records, making it feel as if locals moved hundreds of kilometres north for the summer.