Australia: NZ's high becomes Aussie's low as wet weather dominates east coast (+9 Maps)


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The forecast for the eastern side of Australia looks fairly wet for the next week or two thanks to a giant high pressure system out over the Tasman Sea and New Zealand.

Next week high pressure will again dominate New Zealand and the anticyclonic winds going around the anticyclone will encourage days of easterly winds for Australia - and that means rain, showers and cloud for many days in eastern areas.

Places like the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are looking especially wet with days of showers turning to more set in, heavier, rain at times. Dry spells may well be overcast.

Further south in Sydney there are more dry and sunny spells in the mix next week but the next few days and incoming weekend all look showery or wet there too.

It's also likely that one week from now another area of low pressure will be forming in south eastern Australia with heavy downpours and thunderstorms (like we'll see over the next few days there - see below).

While high pressure may last in New Zealand for much of November, so too might the wet weather around eastern and south eastern Australia.






- Rain map for 9 days from now shows more downpours and wet weather around E and SE Australia / Weathermap.co.nz

- Infographic Maps by The Weather Company (an IBM business & an official WeatherWatch.co.nz business partner)

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