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Sub-tropics linking up with New Zealand - but main energy to our north (+Maps)

A vein of subtropical rain extends from New Caledonia down to New Zealand's North Island however the bulk of the energy lies out at sea north of Northland.

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Jan 16 2018 - 5:24pm
It's a blustery day for many in the north today and a few other coastal/exposed places nationwide with 48 hours more of windy weather to come. 
Jan 16 2018 - 3:45pm
It's incredibly hot in the east of the South Island right now with parts of Dunedin up and over 35 degrees C and just a little cooler on the coastline. Hot weather extends across Otago and Southland...
Jan 16 2018 - 10:04am
Today a big low out in the Tasman Sea is looking pretty significant but it is going to weaken and fall apart before it reaches New Zealand - due to a big blocking high to our east.
Jan 16 2018 - 7:00am
A large high is centred out to the east of New Zealand today, meanwhile a low is brewing in the Tasman Sea. These two systems combine to bring a muggy northeasterly airflow over both the North and...
Jan 16 2018 - 4:00am
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Jan 15 2018 - 6:21pm
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Jan 15 2018 - 1:45pm
With a low falling apart over New Zealand later this week and a continuation of subtropical airflows for many we can expect localised but very heavy downpours mid to later this week. In 12 hour...
Jan 15 2018 - 1:43pm
All of New Zealand's main news outlets have covered the release of the stalled official weather data report - here's what they all wrote: Click the links below to read their stories
Jan 15 2018 - 12:45pm
After tremendous public pressure from WeatherWatch.co.nz the new Government last Friday finally announced the results of the weather data review, which was completed nearly a full year ago but not...
Jan 15 2018 - 12:16pm
A big low developing in the Tasman Sea this week will roar into life out at sea over the next 24 hours before falling apart as it moves into New Zealand mid to late in the week. The low will...
Jan 15 2018 - 12:11pm
It's another extra hot day for those in the Deep South of New Zealand with temperatures already climbing into the low to mid 30s across Southland, but also Otago and inland parts of the lower North...
Jan 15 2018 - 7:00am
A large high is centred out to the east of New Zealand today pushing a northeasterly airflow over both the North and South Islands.
Jan 15 2018 - 4:00am
Upper North Island Areas of cloud with some sun at times, may be a light shower or two now and then also. Skies about the Bay Of Plenty may potentially be the cloudiest with the highest risk of a...
Jan 14 2018 - 12:21pm
As forecast it's a scorcher today in the southern and eastern sides of the South Island with temperatures into the 30s already. Parts of Southland have reached 30 degrees this hour, 32 in Central...
Jan 14 2018 - 7:00am
A deepening low in the Tasman Sea will push against a blocking high to our east for the start of the new working week and that means a period of wind and rain for much of New Zealand.
Jan 14 2018 - 4:00am
Today the heat lifts even further with Southland likely to reach the 30 degree mark along with other inland areas further south. Meanwhile the North Island only reaches the mid-20s (generally...
Jan 13 2018 - 12:44pm
Struggle falling asleep last night? Struggle to stay asleep? The humid, warm weather overnight in northern New Zealand saw some places in the low to 20 mid 20s at midnight. For those opening windows...
Jan 13 2018 - 11:00am
An area of lower air pressure over the Tasman sea is slowly approaching New Zealand. Between this area of low pressure to the west and a high pressure system to the east, sub-tropical northerly winds...
Jan 13 2018 - 10:52am
Tropical Cyclone Joyce is located to the southeast of Port Hedland, Western Australia as of 11am NZT. The cyclone is gradually decaying after landfall yesterday but still keeps Category 1...
Jan 13 2018 - 7:00am
A large high sits out to the east of New Zealand today, a north to northeasterly airflow flows around this high and over the North and South Islands.