Australia


3 tropical storms surround Australia, a 4th possibly for Fiji & Tonga next week (+7 maps)

We're in the peak of the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season with three active tropical cyclones affecting the Australian area alone this week and more on the way for the zone north of New Zealand.


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.


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.


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.


Australia: Warm week ahead for Sydney

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It's going to be a summer-like weekend in Sydney, possibly the first weekend in more than a year with both days over 30 degrees in the city.

Northerly winds will develop over NSW at the end of the week as a high pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea, drawing warm inland air across to the state's coast.


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.


Australia: Queensland flood threat spreads inland

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Heavy rain will spread through northwest Queensland during the next week, with some areas a chance to see records challenged and prolonged river flooding.


The leftovers from Aussie's Cyclone Kelvin to affect NZ early next week (+4 Maps)

The leftovers of an ex-tropical cyclone are coming towards New Zealand - but not how you might think. The remnants of what was Cyclone Kelvin, which made landfall the other day in north western Australia, will drift out over southern Australia and the Great Austraian Bight over the next few days to merge with a Southern Ocean system and form a new low on Monday over southern New Zealand.