Storm


Weather Video: Southerly and cold front moves up New Zealand

A colder change is moving up the South Island and lower North Island today, dropping daytime temperatures by as much as 8 degrees below normal.

Rain or showers will move into the North Island over the next couple of days. By next week the Autumn weather pattern continues with a mix of highs, lows and cold fronts.


Heavy downpours, isolated thunderstorms possible for parts of NZ next few days (+4 Maps)

A cold front with a broad band of rain will move to the North Island from today and bring showers and
even some isolated thunderstorms. Because of a large high pressure parked to the east, a low has formed off the west
coast and will stay for next few days, causing unstable conditions mainly to the northern and central North
Island.


New MetOcean wave buoy in place south of NZ just in time for big storm

Realtime and open data means New Zealanders can now see storms live in action in the Southern Ocean thanks to MetOcean and the New Zealand Defence Force.


Australia: Cyclone Marcus may affect Perth in a week, another cyclone may follow

Cyclone Marcus formed Friday in northern Australia and is tracking westwards along the northern coastline and will pass Darwin today and tonight as a Category 1 tropical cyclone bringing lower end damaging winds and torrential rain.


Enormous Southern Ocean storm to clip NZ on Monday

When talking about the weather you won't find WeatherWatch.co.nz 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.