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Weather Video: Your Weekend weather, outlook for Waitangi Day and a look at the tropics

A colder change is moving up the country for Friday and Saturday and while some will have a significant refreshing change others further north will barely notice the difference.

Next week we see more hot weather on Monday and Tuesday but on Wednesday a cooler change with showers moves up the nation.


Tropics looking highly active in mid February, rain and humid wind might impact NZ (+2 Maps)

It's looking increasingly likely that the tropics will impact New Zealand's weather as we head towards the middle of February with WeatherWatch.co.nz today saying there is a big disruption coming to the weather patterns well north of us as early as next week.


Video: A cool change coming for NZ + latest on Waitangi Day, also temps lower than -50C grip USA

We have a significant cool change arriving on Friday with many in the South Island dropping from the low to mid 30s to the late teens and early 20s, a drop of 10 to 14 degrees for some.


Waitangi Day may be wet for some + Tropics really changing shape north of NZ next week

Easterlies are about to dominate northern New Zealand and humidity levels may be about to lift further as the tropics wakes up, expands, and flirts with New Zealand in the coming weeks.


February Tropics Alert: Cyclone risk north of NZ set to rapidly rise (+4 Maps)

There's a fairly high chance that conditions north of New Zealand in the tropics will be active in the first half of February and while New Zealand won't be directly affected at this stage it looks as though there may be some tropical energy around some populated places.


Tropics active north of Australia, but not north of NZ - but that may change in February

WeatherWatch.co.nz continues to monitor the tropics closely for rain makers now that large portions of New Zealand are starting to dry out. Today Australia has two storms, Cyclone Riley on the western coastline and a Tropical Depression in the Gulf of Carpentaria which may become a cyclone. Neither of these tropical storms pose any risk to New Zealand.


Tropics north of NZ fairly quiet for rest of January, stormier in northern Australia

The tropics directly north of New Zealand is much quieter compared to a year ago with no major storms likely to develop over the rest of January in the NZ area.

There are some areas of interest, mostly in northern Australia which has already had a few cyclones affect them this season.


30 Degree week for Sydney

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After a string of hot days over the past 3 weeks, Sydney could be in for a run of 30 plus degree days this week.


The oceans are warming faster than scientists thought

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By Jen Christensen & Brandon Miller, CNN --- The world's oceans are warming at an accelerated rate and are much warmer than scientists thought -- and things could get a lot worse if nothing is don


Aviation: Boeing's radical 'transonic' wing design could mean higher, faster airplanes

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The future looks interesting for air passengers, with a raft of new designs in the pipeline promising faster planes capable of taking people on longer flights in greater comfort.
 
Boeing's latest innovation in the