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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.


Video: NZ’s weekend weather & outlook for next week + Typoon Trami closes in on Japan

Warmer nor’westers are moving up New Zealand and most places will enjoy warmer than average temperatures at some point this weekend. Blustery nor’westers will also push into the eastern side of the country and central New Zealand (especially the upper South Island).

Heavy rain on the West Coast may prompt rain warnings.


Weather Video: Warmer weather for NZ + Typhoon Trami nears Japan

NZ has warmer weather on the way, Typhoon Trami nears Japan plus we have an out-of-season tropical cyclone just north west of New Zealand.
 
Firstly New Zealand’s weather is about to warm up but not before one last cold night on the way tonight.

Out of season early Tropical Cyclone forms in Southern Hemisphere, NW of New Zealand (+4 maps)

A tropical cyclone has formed over the Solomon Islands and near Vanuatu and it's formed early as the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season does not kick off until November 1st.


New Super Typhoon looms as death tolls from three recent world tropical storms mount

A new typhoon has formed in the western Pacific Ocean and may become a Super Typhoon over the Philippines Sea with sustained winds well over 220km/h and gusts closer to 300km/h in the coming days. Typhoon Trami is now located between Saipan and Philippines, moving westward at about 20km/h.


Oz snow: One of the best seasons this century

Australia's snow season looks to have passed its peak depth for the season. So how did 2018 stack up to past years in Australia's alps based on snow depth?

After this week's natural snow depth of 176.5cm at Spencers Creek in NSW, it's likely that the peak of the 2018 season was 224.6cm back in late August.


10 FAQs about global and local Tropical Storm news coverage

(This story was originally published on Monday) --- With two major storms impacting a number of nations in recent days a lot of you have asked several questions relating to coverage and why some events get more news than others. We've tried to break it down as simply as possible to make sense of why there isn't even coverage of every tropical storm locally and globally.


Video: Snow yesterday, becoming warmer than average today + 2 subtropical lows for NZ

In true spring style for those who had snow yesterday many places today will be warmer than average there by a few degrees as nor’westers develop.

Meanwhile in the upper North Island a low with sub-tropical connections is developing and will bring some heavy rain just along coastal parts of the upper North Island for late Tuesday and early Wednesday.