Weather Video: Plenty of moving parts to the weather this weekend & next week

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It’s a busy time weather-wise in the New Zealand area, but despite a lot of moving parts to the weather pattern, the forecast for many areas isn’t too bad.

Frost or no frost, that is the question tonight/Saturday AM (+6 Maps)

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Updated 1pm Friday --- A cold change today will see southerlies blow across the South Island and temperatures dropping significantly behind it. It's yet another example of Autumn's weather pattern being here - we're seeing a mix of warm to hot days and then some brief cold changes.

Enormous Southern Ocean storm to clip NZ on Monday

When talking about the weather you won't find using the word "enormous" very often, but the storm forming in the Southern Ocean this weekend and Monday fits the description.

Weather Video: Autumn weather pattern kicks in, huge storm forming in the Southern Ocean

In true March style there is a lot going on around New Zealand weatherwise. Ex-cyclone Linda is now drifting towards northern New Zealand but not deliver any significant weather here other than a bit of cloud and maybe a shower or two in the north.

Weather Video: A cyclone, two Southern Ocean lows and two big highs

The next five days ahead are busy with a short lived tropical cyclone named Linda to New Zealand’s north west, two storms in the Southern Ocean and two large highs crossing both islands.

None of these storms will directly hit New Zealand but Linda’s remnants may bring in some showers and humidity to northern NZ either this weekend or next week for a time.

Busy weather pattern for eastern Australia & NZ next few days, multiple highs & lows

Three high pressure systems and at least two or three lows will affect New Zealand's weather and coastal areas in the week ahead. Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Linda is unlikely to affect New Zealand in any serious way with the storm expected to fall apart tomorrow and Friday. It may bring a few showers to northern New Zealand into the weekend and early next week though.

Video: Settled weather builds after Hola but so does a new cyclone in the Coral Sea

Cyclone Hola missed New Zealand for the most part with damaging winds hugging the northern coastline but not pressing across land enough to cause serious problems.

Cyclone develops over Coral Sea, some remnants may reach northern NZ

A small tropical cyclone has formed in the Coral Sea according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Tuesday morning. Australian forecasters will be responsible for naming it, which should/may happen today and if so it will be named Linda. Australian forecasters are still only calling it a "tropical low" as of 10am NZDT.

If Hola came from the tropics, why is it so cold!? (+2 Maps, +1 Infographic)

Ex-tropical cyclone Hola started its life around Fiji and Vanuatu and it's come directly towards New Zealand, so why are people feeling cold today in the north?

It all depends on which side of the centre of the low you're on. Now that Hola is 'extra-tropical' it means it's being fed with cold air on one side, hot tropical air on the other.

Hola's worst winds at sea, moderate rain spreading south (+6 Maps)

UPDATE --- Cyclone Hola's transition into an extratropical storm is breaking up the portions of severe weather with the worst winds very close to New Zealand but remaining offshore to the east away from people and property for the most part.