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A break in the weather - Tuesday's Weather Video

Tuesday has seen a bit of a break in the recent wild weather around New Zealand, though it's not for long - as we will see on Wednesday!

The westerlies are back through the midweek, bringing showers and some rain in western areas, as tropical air is funneled over the country.

Thursday brings yet another change, however - check out the specifics with Philip


Australia: Wild winds batter Adelaide (+PICS)

High winds described by the State Emergency Service as a "storm cell" have ripped through Somerton Park in Adelaide, damaging roofs and bringing down trees.

SES spokesman John Carr said the cell hit Somerton Park about 4:30pm.


Wind, wind, wind - Your Weather Highlights for the next 3 days

A rough start to the week continues in some parts of the country, with cold, rough conditions sticking around in places.

Wind remains a factor all through the week, as the strong westerly systems stick with us through winter.

Tuesday

A cold start for the South Island; frosty.


A cold, wet start - The Big Picture on Tuesday

It's a wet start for most as a low pressure system moves over the North Island, moving from west to east during the morning and afternoon.


A polar blast on the horizon - Your Monday Weather Video

It was a very busy weekend with winds close to 200km/h, snow, downpours and dramatic temperatures.

This week isn't so crazy with the first few days of the week far more settled and a bit milder.

By the the end of the week gales and rain returns with a potential short lived polar blast on Sunday and next Monday (Aug1).


USA - Country continues to swelter in deadly, record-breaking temperatures

Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast United States in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has plagued the Midwest.


Think our winter is bad? Spare a thought for Kuwait - at 53C, a new record breaking temperature! (+PICS)

In the middle of winter it's an unfathomable idea for some, but temperatures in Kuwait reached 54C last week, a record for the eastern hemisphere and possibly the entire planet.

A weather station in Mitribah, an unmapped area of north-west Kuwait, recorded the temperature on Thursday, with Basra reaching 53.9C (129F).


POLL RESULTS: One third of kiwis yet to fly in 2016

Maybe it's simply an indication of how obsessed with aviation we are here at WeatherWatch.co.nz, but the results of this week's poll came as something of a shock!

A combined 47% - or nearly half - of our respondents said they either haven't flown "yet" this year or "never fly at all" - a combination we simply didn't see coming...


Heatwaves, a tornado and a new season - What's been making Weather Headlines this week

Another wild and windy week for New Zealand - as the westerly "sprinter" system (a hybrid of windy spring and winter weather) really takes over as July draws to a close.

Internationally, though, things have been just as crazy - with heatwaves in both North America and Europe - as parts of

"Sprinter" brings more winds - Your Weekend Weather Video

The season WeatherWatch.co.nz dubbed as "Sprinter" earlier this week (windy Spring plus winter) returns this weekend.

Saturday looks warm in the North Island for late July with gales moving in and showers.

Sunday is just as windy but winds turn colder SW.

Next week sees plenty more strong westerly quarter winds for NZ.