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VIDEO: Hurricane Dorian special update + latest on NZ’s upcoming colder change

We have the latest aerial footage via CNN showing catastrophic damage to The Bahamas over the past few days as Hurricane Dorian stalled above.

We also have the latest tracking map which paints a more positive picture for the USA as Dorian starts to finally weaken.


VIDEO: 2 lows with sub-tropical connections for NZ + an update on Hurricane Dorian

New Zealand has two big lows coming towards us between now and Sunday with both tapping into sub-tropical airflows and rain.

It’'s generally good news for the North Island that, despite what some may think, does actually need much more rain to set us up nicely for the drier months of summer.


Europe's heat wave is shattering temperature records and cities are struggling to cope

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CNN --- Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK all reached record-breaking temperatures this week.


Britain could see hottest night on record Tuesday as heat wave hits

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The UK is set to sizzle this week, in a heatwave that could set new temperature records for July, a new all-time record and a new overnight record..


Morocco in the fast lane with world's largest concentrated solar farm

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Ouarzazate, Morocco (CNN) --- It's not just on the track that Morocco is aiming to become a world leader in renewable energy.

As well as a host nation of a Formula ePrix, the country is also home to the world's largest concentrated solar farm.


Tracking Barry: Mississippi River already in flood in New Orleans ahead of major rain event

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana and New Orleans is bracing for potential catastrophic flooding with the mighty Mississippi River already in flood ahead of the storm. This is the first major test of the levees in New Orleans since deadly Hurricane Katrina (Category 3) made landfall there in 2005.


INDIA: Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm VAYU will it or won't it make landfall? (+15 Maps)

UPDATED 12:35pm NZT / 6:05am IST --- Just minutes after our first update today on Cyclone VAYU forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center updated the forecast tracking - and by quite a bit. The change to the forecast track may have a significant impact on the forecast for India (a more positive one).


INDIA: Cyclone VAYU now 'severe', may become 'extreme', Mumbai impacted (+9 Maps)

Vayu has now been classed as a 'Very Severe Cyclonic System", or VSCS, and maybe become an "Extreme Severe Cyclonic System", or ESCS, on Wednesday according to authorities. WeatherWatch.co.nz says that just like other parts of the globe there is an entirely local system in India and Pakistan for tropical storms.

WeatherWatch.co.nz has the latest below on Cyclone VAYU:


INDIA: Cyclone Vayu to bring big waves, coastal flooding as offshore storm grows (+9 Maps)

4:18pm NZT/9:48am IST -- A Cyclonic Storm has been named offshore from western India and is called VAYU.

Here's the latest information...


Auckland Council declares climate emergency

“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff in a media release just issued by Auckland Council.

Here is the release: