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Water fights, 2016's extra second and the Roaring Forties - Your Week in Weather Headlines

Another eventful week in weather here in New Zealand, with some stormy, cold conditions dominating our winter once again after last week - while internationally we've seen more crazy phenomena as 2016 strengthens its claim to being one of the weirdest climate and weather years ever!

Let's start in international news, where although it's been freezing cold in parts of New Zealan


Australia: Tasmania flooding worsens as Huon River rises

The Huon River in southern Tasmania has risen higher than predicted, posing the greatest flood risk in 20 years.

The council and SES began sandbagging the area last night after heavy rainfall and snow in the area over the past few days.

They also conducted doorknocks to warn residents of potential flooding.


GIF: Roaring Forties roars up across New Zealand. What is it?

Windy weather is affecting many parts of the country today - and will do so off and on for the next week and a half.


Australia: SA counts cost as 'wild week' of damaging weather eases

The wild weather that has lashed South Australia this week has finally eased, with State Emergency Service (SES) crews only receiving a handful of calls for help since midnight.

Crews were called to more than 1,755 jobs since Saturday night as damaging winds brought an unprecedented number of trees down across the Mount Lofty Ranges, Fleurieu Peninsula and metropolitan Adelaide.


Australia: Bitter cold, hail & snow in VIC (+PICS; VIDEO)

A bitter cold that brought winds, hail and snow to Victoria is set to continue for the state but destructive winds will dissipate.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts today will have the worst of the weather, with temperatures close to zero expected across Victoria and strong winds and thunderstorms hitting coastal areas.


Jack frost, a Jupiter first, and a super typhoon - Your Week in Weather Headlines

Another epic weather week is coming to an end - with some up and down weather at home and some truly astronomical events around the world - and solar system!

Let's start with New Zealand's weather - after a very cold weekend last week,

A sinking city, a "cyclone drought", and a triple rainbow - Your Week in Weather Headlines

Another crazy weather week has come and gone - with low temperatures, heavy rain and some fierce frosts to go along with an extremely rare 'triple rainbow' here at home, along with some more extreme climate and environment stories from overseas.

Let's start in the USA, where


2016's record-breaking cyclone "drought" continues (+PICS)

The dearth of named tropical cyclones in the tropical northern Pacific Ocean in 2016 is nearing record territory after one of the most hyperactive years in 2015.

There hasn't been a single named storm of at least tropical storm intensity in the North Pacific Basin since Hurricane Pali became a January oddball just north of the equator and well southwest of Hawaii.


The Winter Solstice, more deadly lightning and a Strawberry Moon - Your Week in Weather Headlines

It's been a week of highs and lows at home, with warm northerly winds mixed with heavy rains and localised flooding - while internationally, we've seen several tragedies related to the weather.

Let's start in the Northern Hemisphere, where


Australia: Damage in Brisbane after more than 100mm of rain and a 'Mini tornado'

Storms have brought heavy downpours and caused flash flooding across Brisbane, and winds described as a "mini tornado" have torn roofs from properties on the Sunshine Coast.

Andrew Ryan from the Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Group said seven people were evacuated from their homes in Mooloolaba.