Alice Springs & Australian deserts to get more rain than a large portion of NZ (+Map)

It's not every day that the long range forecast for Alice Springs in central Australia shows much more rain than parts of New Zealand but that is the case for the remainder of March.

VIDEO: NZ has daily downpours ahead + Severe Cyclone Trevor nears landfall in remote Australia

It’s busy around Australia weather-wise in the days ahead with two tropical cyclones in their area, both hitting fairly remote places though.

Trevor was upgraded to a ‘severe’ Category 3 cyclone on Monday evening by Australian forecasters.

Video: A few isolated downpours in NZ this week + Cyclone Trevor for Queensland

High pressure dominates NZ’s weather this week but we will have a few drizzle patches and afternoon downpours here and there.

The week is both warmer than average and drier than average for many regions.

Cyclone Trevor trolls northern Queensland

A cyclone has formed near Northern Queensland and has been named 'Trevor' by Australian forecasters. The storm is expected to linger all week bringing rainfall totals of over 200mm for some locations already drenched by recent rain events and floods so far this year.

Australia: Low near PNG may produce cyclone risk for Northern Queensland next week (+Maps)

Confidence continues to grow that a tropical cyclone will form in the coming days in the northern Coral Sea / Solomon Sea area and drift towards northern or north eastern Queensland mid next week.

VIDEO: NZ’s weekend weather & outlook for next week + cyclone potential for northern Queensland

We’re tracking a large belt of high pressure in the New Zealand area and a likely tropical cyclone around the Coral Sea in our latest weather video.

With high pressure around NZ expect light winds and warm days.

A cyclone is forming near Queensland but NZ’s 7 day rainfall map looks dry for many

We are seeing the tropics wake up with a high chance of a cyclone forming well north of New Zealand and likely affecting Queensland later next week and may be a severe cyclone.

In the New Zealand area we have the 7 day rainfall accumulation map and it’s showing a very dry forecast for a large portion of NZ in the week to come.

Australia: New Tropical Cyclone looking likely around Queensland next week (+5 Maps)

A tropical storm is expected to develop this weekend or next week around the Coral & Solomon Seas and could grow into a Severe Tropical Cyclone according to

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, --- 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.