First hints of winter snow now appearing in NZ and Australia forecasts (+2 Maps)

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From a mathematics point of view we are now over 4 months past the longest day of the year, 6 weeks past the equinox (when nights became longer than the days) and in just 6 weeks time it will be the shortest day of the year. In saying that we currently have mild northerlies across NZ creating for warmer than average afternoons.

Sydney's record breaking late-season warm spell is finally about to end

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Sydney's prolonged run of pleasant weather during the last couple of weeks was also the city’s warmest fortnight this late in the season on record, based on consecutive maximum temperatures.

Sydney is forecast to register its 14th consecutive day in the mid-to-high twenties on Friday, with the city forecast to reach a top of 28 degrees.

Freezing air and big waves hit southeastern Australia, NZ's turn on Monday

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A strong cold front is causing damaging winds, powerful surf, showers and snow in parts of southern Australia today.

The front, which is crossing Australia's southeastern states on Friday, is ushering in a large pool of cold air from the Southern Ocean.

Australia: Easter Monday rain for drought-weary NW NSW and SW QLD

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Some much needed rainfall is on the way for far northwestern parts of New South Wales and southwest Queensland.

VIDEO: Autumn cold front for NZ this week + a quick Cyclone Wallace update for WA

We have a typical Autumnal week this week which sees a variety of weather with warmer conditions moving in across the next couple of days for many places before a cold front on Wednesday and Thursday.

Australia: Tropical Cyclone Wallace likely to reach severe Cat 3 offshore from WA

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Tropical Cyclone Wallace has formed off the coast from Western Australia and while it does threaten the same area hit by Cyclone Veronica a few weeks ago the latest data is looking more positive for the Pilbara.

The latest guidance trusts shows the storm growing out at sea and reaching severe category 3 status over the next few days.

Australia: Record dry start to 2019 in Melbourne

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Melbourne is having its driest start to a year on record, with less than one third of the city's average rain falling during the last three months.

At 9am on Friday April 5th, Melbourne had only received 42.0mm of rain since the beginning of 2019. This is the city's lowest amount of rain to this point in the year on record, with data available back to the 1850's.

VIDEO: NZ’s weather a bit repetitive next few days + Update on WA cyclone potential

The weekend and even the start of next week looks a little repetitive around NZ with a large block of high pressure crossing over parts of the South Island while windier E to SE winds affect the North Island bringing cloud and showers in to the east and pushing inland to some degree.

VIDEO: Cooler weather for NZ next few days + New cyclone potential for Western Australia

An enormous area of high pressure is centred over Tasmania and covers much of Australia and the Tasman Sea - stopping significant rainmakers from reaching NZ. However the air flow around the high will encourage showers, some may be a little heavy in eastern areas.

Western Australia's Pilbara about to get hit by second tropical cyclone says another tropical cyclone is expected in Western Australia and remarkably it may make landfall in the same place Cyclone Veronica recently did, around Karratha and Port Headland in the Pilbara region.