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Animation: Sub-tropical airflow descends across New Zealand

It's warmer than average right across Aotearoa today and it's all thanks to two airflows, both out of the subtropics.

Like a bath with two hot water taps, NZ today has two streams of sub-tropical air moving across each main island.


VIDEO: Weekend wind and rain, before cool & warm changes next week

It may have felt like summer in some places lately but spring is still with us and this weekend NZ gets a burst of strong to gale nor’westers with heavy western rain.

The North Island in particular is also dealing with a tropical airflow from Fiji making it feel more like the end of December rather than the start of November.


Animation: Fiji airflow explains why so many regions are warmer than average (+4 Maps)

The air flow across New Zealand has quite the journey at the moment, originating around Fiji and tracking as far south as Antarctica where it then gets pulled back into a Southern Ocean storm. 


Your Guy Fawkes & Melbourne Cup forecasts

November 5th is a busy day with fireworks celebrations in New Zealand and Melbourne Cup in Australia. 


Welcome rain on the horizon for southeastern Australia

Rain and thunderstorms will spread over southern and southeastern Australia during the next five days.

A low pressure trough and cold front will trigger widespread rain and storms as it passes over South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and southern Queensland between Friday and Tuesday.


USA: Record 176 people stung by stingrays at popular California beach in one day

Lifeguards in Huntington Beach, California, were reminding swimmers to shuffle their feet when they go into the ocean after 176 people were stung by stingrays in just one day.


Typhoon Hagibis now departing Japan - Latest forecast & tracking (+4 Maps)

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall Saturday night in Japan and is now already exiting the nation, but more severe weather is likely today before finally clearing tonight.

CURRENTLY:

  • Central Pressure is 975 hPa


Typhoon Hagibis makes direct aim for Tokyo as it makes landfall in Japan

Updated 12:20am Sunday NZDT, 8:20pm Saturday JST --- A major disaster is expected over both the coastal and inland areas of the Pacific side of eastern & northern Japan as Typhoon Hagibis bears down.
 
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VIDEO: NZ has a sub-tropical storm on Monday and Tuesday

Recorded Friday -- We have New Zealand’s forecast and we are tracking a sub-tropical low in the upper North Island this Monday. It has potential for severe weather and is one to monitor.

We are also tracking Typhoon Hagibis as it heads towards Tokyo, Japan with a special in-depth update as the storm approaches there this weekend.


Typhoon Hagibis aiming for Japan, Rugby World Cup to be affected (+Maps)

A serious storm is bearing down on Japan. Typhoon Hagibis currently has wind gusts up to 315km/h out over the Pacific Ocean. Winds are sustained around 260km/h at the moment.

By the time the storm approaches Tokyo on Saturday sustained winds will be down to 195km/h and reducing even further as it loses typhoon status - but still will be a very significant storm.