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Cyclone Jasmine weakens a little, turns more southerly (+6 Maps)

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Extensive Coverage --- Tropical Cyclone Jasmine has this afternoon weakened a little from a Category 4 cyclone to a Category 3 storm and is now tracking directly towards New Zealand - but don't panic, it's still not expected to hit us.  We have several maps and the latest tracking and forecasts for Cyclone Jasmine as the outer bands move within 1000kms of&nb


Cyclone Jasmine remains a nasty Cat 4 storm

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Severe tropical cyclone Jasmine remains a category 4 storm this morning as it continues its trek directly north of New Zealand.

The Fiji Met Service says Jasmine is moving south east at 18km/h.

Jasmine has sustained winds of 213km/h near the centre with gusts to 260km/h according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre.


Thursday's national forecast

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It looks like a cracker of a Thursday across New Zealand.  With a few exceptions of course.


Weather Video: Two cyclones north of NZ as new high moves towards us

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Exclusive cyclone coverage --- Breaking news out of the tropical South Pacific today as two cyclones move slowly eastwards.  To our north is Tropical Cyclone Jasmine - the storm has been upgraded now to a severe Category 4 cyclone (Phil mentions it's around Cat 2 or 3 as generally speaking that's where it will be over the next few days).


Wednesday's national forecast

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A pleasant day is expected for much of New Zealand today.  The onshore flow could keep some showers going for Napier and Gisborne.  Welliington could also seem some showers.

n the South Island, a few showers are possible about Invercargill as well as Queenstown.  But of those two areas, Invercargill looks to have the better chance for getting wet.


Tuesday's national forecast

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Now that most people are back to work after a long weekend, it looks like some serious sunshine will settle in.

That doesn't mean everyone will see great weather today.  But it should be one of those rare days, rare for this summer anyway, that the majority of Kiwis seen nice weather as opposed to clouds and rain.

Here's how it breaks down...


January not one to remember

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 The official figures have come in from NIWA in regards to the weather last month and it won't be a month etched in our memory banks unless you were in the far south for the first half.


Friday's national forecast

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A tropical storm and its associated storminess will stay away from us today.  High pressure will not only keep the storm well to our north, it will also try to keep our weather settled for today.  For the most part, the high will do just that.  No wild temperature swings or gale force winds or heavy rain is expected.  However, it won't be completely dry either.


Thursday's national forecast

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The South Island didn't get as much rain yesterday as was orginally expected.  The dying front that was the focus for what rain did fall yesterday, will be the focus for today's North Island rain.  But again, it looks like it will be less than what was originally forecast yesterday.  But, it's not going to be a dry day either.


Wednesday's national forecast

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It's going to be a sodden day for South Islanders.

But us North Islanders shouldn't get too comfortable.  Our turn is coming tomorrow.