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Above-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season most likely this year: NOAA

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Wunderground in the USA compares various forecasters around the globe for the upcoming hurricane season --- Residents living in Hurricane Alley need to prepare for what may be another busy Atlantic hurricane season.


New insight on why frost-free seasons are getting longer

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Across the United States, Jack Frost is taking longer summer vacations, and researchers are trying to get a better handle on how and why he’s being pulled away. A paper published Tuesday in the open-access journal Nature Communications identifies a set of large-scale atmospheric circulatio


Monster wave measured by Southern Ocean wave buoy one of largest recorded in Southern Hemisphere

Most read & most shared Story --- Story By MetOcean scientists --- This past Saturday, MetOcean Solutions' wave buoy in the Southern Ocean recorded a whopping 19.4 metre wave. (The average single story house is 4.5 metres high! - WeatherWatch)


Kiwi abroad captures cool contrails

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A New Zealander on holiday in the US captured some spectacular contrails while visiting California the other day.

Ian Forrest, a senior firefighter from Waikato, captured the jet vapour trails while visiting Yosemite National Park.


USA: Three outbreaks in one: Active day of severe weather in the Great Plains

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Several rounds of severe thunderstorms will rumble across Tornado Alley from Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday morning. The NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center tagged a belt from Iowa to Texas with an enhanced risk of severe weather in its Tuesday outlook, surrounded by a larger slight-risk area.


Donna downgraded but drenching downpours coming, flooding possible (+7 Maps)

There is no more 'Cyclone Donna' - the storm fell apart on Wednesday while trying to depart the New Caledonia area but ran into unfavourable conditions to do so, tearing the cyclone apart.


Weather Video: How Cyclone Donna's remnants may impact New Zealand

Cyclone Donna will continue to weaken today as it tracks south away from the tropical islands and towards the New Zealand area.


Cyclone Donna to track close to New Zealand (+4 Maps)

Cyclone Donna continues to weaken today as it tracks south, the air pressure has risen considerably at the storm will likely lose it's Tropical Cyclone status within the next 24 hours or at some point on Thursday.


Another late cyclone forms - Ella may bring flooding to Fiji

We have another late Cyclone forming after the official cyclone season ended on April 30th. Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Ella was just named by the Fiji Met Service.

Ella is not forecast to grow into a big storm like Donna (at least not based on any data today) but Ella may deliver very heavy rains to Fiji and the risk of flooding.


Donna jogs east - better news for New Caledonia

In the last hour Severe Cyclone Donna has jogged a little further east, helping spare some of the Loyalty Islands just east of New Caledonia's mainland. Just a couple of hours ago the eye of the cyclone was directly lining up with the island group. Tropical storms often jog off track (due to the huge size and power of the entire system).