Australia


VIDEO: The tropics wake up again next week north of NZ + a Tasman Sea low forms this weekend

While high pressure is dominating New Zealand right now low pressure is forming to our north, west and south over the coming week.

Wednesday sees a cooler sou’west change for the lower South Island but most other parts of New Zealand have warmer than average sub-tropical northerly quarter breezes.


Summer heat continues across eastern Australia

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By Thomas Hough, Weatherzone.com.au --- Whilst summer is officially over, the summer like temperatures are not. Low pressure troughs are maintaining heat over the nation's interior this week, with cold fronts brushing the southeast.


Australia: Record breaking heat in Hobart yesterday

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Hobart has just broken a 79 year old record with its hottest March day yesterday, Saturday, a record that has stood since 1940.


Australia: Summer's over, Sydney

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So summer is over, but how did it compare with previous years?

It was certainly a hot one this year, with the average combined minimum and maximum temperatures coming in at 2.1 degrees above the average. This makes it Sydney's third hottest summer on record, behind only 1991 (+2.6 degrees) and 2017 (+2.8 degrees).


Oma downgraded to Ex-Tropical Cyclone but about to do U-turn back north into the tropics (+7 Maps)

UPDATED 3:45pm Saturday --- Cyclone Oma has this afternoon been downgraded to an Ex-Tropical Cyclone by Australian forecasters at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).


Video: Cyclone Oma stalls, but NZ has wind & rain from another low + a new cyclone next week?

Blurb: New Zealand has some rough weather on Sunday as a cold southerly moves up the country bringing gales to some exposed central areas, pockets of rain and showers and a drop in temperatures.

Not everyone is highly impacted by it so we try to break down the many moving parts.


Cyclone Oma is NOT coming to NZ, meanwhile new tropical energy forms next week (+3 Maps)

Cyclone Oma is not coming to New Zealand, despite some news headlines still saying otherwise. Latest data suggests Oma is now trapped in the Coral Sea well away from New Zealand and will likely remain there for a week.


Just how much rain is coming to New Zealand next few days? (x2 Rain Accumulation Maps)

A cold front and a large area of low pressure will affect the country this weekend, especially on Sunday/Monday as this new low deepens east of New Zealand, dredging up a cold southerly for some too.


Weather Video: Wind, rain and cold coming for parts of NZ, Cyclone Oma remains at sea

We have humid northerlies around northern New Zealand right now but that is about to change as a southerly moves in on Friday and over the weekend.

Saturday may not be as wet as forecasts earlier indicated, we track the rain bands and showers.


Confused about Cyclone Oma, or the severe weather forecast for NZ this weekend? 10 FAQ's answered...

Cyclone Oma is again a Severe Category 3 tropical storm in the Coral Sea but there is now finally increasing confidence Oma will not directly hit New Zealand and will weaken in the days ahead. It's been a long time coming but finally forecast computer models are aligning to suggest Cyclone Oma won't directly hit New Zealand but instead may offer some help at creating an even larger low in