NZ


Weather Video: A colder Thursday for many but 30+ temperatures coming for many next week

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We have a cold front moving northwards up the South Island today and will reach the North Island overnight and lie over the upper North Island for Thursday PM.

CAMPING Update: Windy days, warm & cold nights plus upcoming nationwide rainfall totals (+7 Maps)

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If you're camping or tramping at the moment the weather may be a bit frustrating. Here are the main highlights over the next few days with regards to heavy rain, strong winds, swells and overnight lows for those sleeping outdoors.

While the next five days ahead are windy at times, wet at times and both hot and cold for some regions next week does look a lot more settled.


Video; More unsettled weather for NZ with hot, cold, windy and calm all in the forecast

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The not-so-normal-summer-week continues as we get more of a spring/autumn pattern over the country with temperature fluctuations of over 10 degrees in both islands and surges of wind.

Winds will be westerly quarter for the most part with hot Nor’Westers in some places and much cooler Sou’Westers for others.


Special Video: The State of the Nation weatherwise + the outlook to Saturday

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We’re back and in our first video of 2019 we take a detailed look at the State of the Nation weatherwise as we approach the middle of summer.


This week is not your typical week of summer weather - we break it all down (+9 Maps)

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This week will feel like summer in the North Island but may feel more like Spring/Autumn in the South Island as two storms in the Southern Ocean churn by disrupting New Zealand's weather pattern.


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.


Sunday's national forecast

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A deep low in the Southern Ocean is this weekend brushing the South Island bringing warm nor'westers followed by a cooler than average southerly change in the south.

A cold front is also tracking northwards and today falls apart over the North Island.


Total forecast rainfall accumulation Map for the rest of January

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Here's how much rain is forecast to come for New Zealand for the rest of January and it shows Canterbury and Northland may be the two driest regions.


Some parts of NZ have a windy, wet and cool change coming - others hot & drier than average

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We have a settled end to the week across New Zealand but an unsettled weekend with wind and rain then a fairly big temperature drop.


More wet weather in the days ahead, cooler for some, hotter for others (+4 Maps)

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A southerly change on Monday means a number of regions, especially in the North Island, have a cooler than average day and night on the way again.

At the same time the South Island is warming back up to above average daytime highs with the exception of the east - it will take until Wednesday and Thursday for the North Island to warm back up again following Monday's cool down.