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Video: Fri/Sat look wintry across NZ, Hurricane Michael makes landfall in USA

Thursday is a brief ‘breather day’ before the next main burst of wintry southerlies hits the lower South Island, then spreads up the island for the remainder of Friday and then nationwide overnight and into Saturday.


Track Hurricane Michael via CNN's Live Storm Tracker

Updated 7:44am Thurs NZT --- Deadly Hurricane Michael has rapidly intensified overnight and has made landfall in the past hour near Mexico Beach Florida.

The storm was expected to make landfall as a Category 3... instead it was just shy of Cat 5 strength with 250km/h winds.


VIDEO: Cold snowy southerly reaches NZ, peaks Friday + Deadly Hurricane Michael aims for Florida, USA

Temperatures over the next few days across New Zealand will be going from warmer than average to colder than average for most as a significant southerly change moves in.


Cold southerly change for NZ + Hurricane Michael to hit the USA on Friday

A cold spring southerly is about to hit the country but before it arrives some areas will be pushed into the low 20s temperaturewise with sunny conditions.


Indonesia: From bad to worse as tsunami/quake death toll jumps over 1400, now a volcano erupting

There could be just days left to rescue the remaining trapped survivors of Friday's earthquake and tsunami, Indonesia's disaster agency said Wednesday, as the already-high death toll continued to grow.


Video: NZ School Hols weather update + Typhoon Kong-rey approaches Japan & Korea

A low north of New Zealand with tropical connections is bringing some rain to Northland today but is unlikely to go much further south, although showers are possible in Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty later today.


Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises sharply as desperation grows

Desperation is growing in the stricken Indonesian city of Palu as residents faced a fifth day with little food or clean drinking water and the official death toll mounted in the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.


Video: Ex-cyclone remnants to track near NZ + new typhoon threat for Japan

The remnants of an out of season, short lived, early tropical cyclone have formed into a new low and will brush past northern New Zealand over the next two days. Latest data suggests it’s not a storm and that 95% of it will remain offshore, but it may bring in some cloud, swells and showers to Northland and perhaps East Cape area.


Video: School hols weather in NZ + double typhoon trouble for Japan this week

We have a special video today covering both the first week of the school holidays in New Zealand but also the potential for two typhoons within five days in Japan.


At least 48 killed after series of quakes and a tsunami hit Indonesia (+Video)

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At least 48 people have died and more than 350 people are injured following a series of earthquakes and a tsunami that devastated the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities say.