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Weather Video: Weekend weather plus Warriors & All Blacks weather

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WeatherWatch.co.nz weather analysist Philip Duncan says a low over Sydney will bring 'Auckland-like' weather for the NRL Grand Final between the Warriors and the Manly Sea Eagles.


Weather to suit the Warriors this Sunday

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The weather forecast for this Sunday's Grand Final between the Warriors and Manly looks set to favour the Warriors says WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan.

Mr Duncan says an offshore low this weekend will mean "Auckland-like" weather conditions for the big game.

"Sydney has recently been in a heatwave, with highs in the 30s and hot, windy, weather.  Th


Study ranks NZ's reputation among best in the world

New Zealand has one of the top five reputations in the world, in the eyes of the globe's leading nations, new research shows.

The CountryRep study, produced annually by the Reputation Institute in conjunction with Australian research consultancy AMR, put New Zealand at fifth place overall for reputation, trailing behind Canada (1), Sweden (2), Australia (3), and Switzerland (4).

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NSW heat - gone in 60 seconds!

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Sydney-siders sweltered through the warmest day of spring on Friday, before a roaring southerly change brought rapid temperature drops and a low scudding haze to the city and suburbs.

This southerly change, or 'Southerly Buster' made its way up the NSW coast during the day, with towns such as Moruya seeing the change by 10am.


Strong winds bring burst of summer to Melbourne & Sydney

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Northerly winds helped to push temperatures in Victoria to their highest levels in months yesterday, but these winds were also strong enough to cause damage to property reported Weatherzone.

A cold front was sweeping through South Australia from the west on yesterday morning, generating strong winds across Victoria as it approached the western border.


Brisbane already topping 30 plus

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Although it's not unlike the Sunshine state in Australia to be warm, temperatures were clocked as high as 32 degrees yesterday including Brisbane. 


Tasmania blasted by severe gales, NZ's winds ease a little

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Very strong winds whipped through Tasmania yesterday and the windy conditions are set to continue due to a series of fast moving fronts - the same ones that will also affect New Zealand.

A series of cold fronts passing over the state are generating blustery westerly winds, which have been gusting well above 100km/h over exposed and coastal locations.

A gust of 126km/h was reported


Could La Nina return this summer?

During the past few weeks, I've been asked frequently about the weather for summer - are we having La Nina or El Nino?


Queensland shivers with near-record cold

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A cold change which affected much of southeastern Australia late last week has had wide-reaching effects, leading to near-record low temperatures in the north of the country, particularly Queensland.

Nights in Queensland have become much colder since late last week and have even reached near-record lows in some parts.

Saturday night was the coldest September night in 96 years of r


Aussie cold heading our way

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Temperatures have been chilly by Australian standards over the last day or 2 and that southerly outbreak is expected to hit our shores beginning in the south tomorrow.