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USA: What happened to winter? Spring erupts early.

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CNN Senior Meteorologist & friend of WeatherWatch.co.nz Brandon Miller writes for CNN.com about the recent weather in the US that has defied the calendar. 


Astronomers discover 7 Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star, liquid water possible

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Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-like planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.


USA - California braces for a new round of storms

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Residents of northern and central parts of California, already drenched by weeks of rain, prepared for possible flooding and landslides as another round of storms pummeled the state.


USA: Deadly storm slams Southern California

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Torrential downpours were inundating Southern California on Friday, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. Officials said at least two people had died in the storm. One was found in a vehicle that was under water.


Finally, a significant change in NZ's weather pattern!

New Zealand's weather pattern is about to change for the first real time this year, with summer-like weather arriving in the lower South Island, winds easing in Wellington and humid, cloudier, weather setting in across the upper North Island.


Major Scrub fires in NZ + 200,000 evacuated in USA as dam threatens to flood

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We have two sets of breaking news tonight - two major scrub fires continue to burn out of control on Christchurch's Port Hills.  Smoke from the fire can be seen across the city and neighbouring communities and towns.

Weather conditions are mild with 17 degrees and tomorrow the high is 24 with dry, breezy, NW winds. 


Milky Way galaxy is being pushed across the universe

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CNN --- Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is being pushed across the universe by a large unseen force, according to new research. Although it may not seem like a friendly gesture, the newly discovered Dipole Repeller is actually helping our galaxy on its journey across the expanding universe.


Exploring the Accuracy of Weather’s Most Enduring Folk Wisdom

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Since long before the advent of satellites, Doppler radar and savvy weather reporters, humans have been used their observational skills to interpret and predict meteorological events. Because much of this folk wisdom survives and continues to guide our thinking, it’s time to examine the accuracy of these maxims.

 


Philip Duncan: Why I visited Fargo, North Dakota when it was -35C

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For those unfortunate enough to follow my regular tweeting you would've been well aware I was recently in one of the coldest places in America. My timing was especially incredible (for a weather forecaster) as I arrived in the middle of a major arctic blast.


More data on 2016 temperatures - confirmation of "hottest year ever" (+VIDEO)

2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change.

The final data for 2016 was released on Wednesday by the three key agencies – the UK Met Office and Nasa and Noaa in the US – and showed 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have been this century.