Thursday's national forecast

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Another day of rain for soggy Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.  Rain may ease a bit today, but it will still be a very wet day.  Some clearing is expected tomorrow.

Precipitation may fall in the far north as well, in the form of showers.

Wednesday's national forecast

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Gusty south-east winds are expected across the North Island today.  Those winds will combine with periods of showers to make it a very unsettled day.

PHOTOS (8) - Impressive meteor/fireball over central New Zealand

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NZ waiting to help flood-hit Fiji

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New Zealand is ready and waiting to help flood-hit Fiji, but Prime Minister John Key says he is yet to receive a formal request.

Severe weather pounded Fiji over the weekend, causing flash floods that left four people dead and three missing, forced thousands to evacuate their homes, and cut off power and water supplies.

Severe Weather Video - Tropical lows for North Island

A complex and messy area of tropical weather is heading into the North Island.  Some areas will have wind, some will have rain, some will have both. and Philip Duncan team up to bring you the latest as it develops.

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Tropical storm update- 5pm Sunday

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Confidence continues to grow that a tropical low will bring heavy rain, strong winds and dangerous swells to New Zealand this week.

So how was your 1st day of April?

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It seems like it's been a pretty dry day for New Zealand.

Here in the Waikato we've had lots of clouds.  But they weren't enough to block the sunshine.  Just filter it a bit.

So are things by you?  Where are you from and what kind of weather are you having?

(And has anybody gotten you with an April Fools' Day gag?)


How has your autumn been so far?

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It’s April 1st already.  We are a full month into autumn.

How has the weather been for you?  Many of you probably have seen more of a summer this past week than you did all summer.

Sunday's national forecast

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Most of us will see one more day of quiet and settled weather thanks to the ridge of high pressure that’s been around all week.

However, that’s not the case for everyone.

Tropical storm update- 5pm Saturday

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Here is the latest on next week’s potential storm.