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Severe gales and heavy rain possible this weekend as spring finally wakes up (+2 Maps)

We have a spring blast for the first weekend of November and severe weather warnings may be issued. WeatherWatch.co.nz says high pressure will remain to the north of the country this weekend while deep air pressure remains around the Southern Ocean, placing New Zealand directly in a severe squash zone of air pressure - in other words, a blast of strong winds are coming.


Weather Video: Big Spring blast coming this weekend

The weather nationwide hasn’t been too rough lately with very few severe weather warnings issued so far this spring - but that might change this Saturday and Sunday as a blast of gale to severe gale westerlies moves in along with heavy, slow moving, rain on the West Coast.


Cat 5 hurricane wipes entire Hawaiian island off the map, may impact endangered species

Hawaii's East Island is no longer on the map. The island, located about 885 kms northwest of Honolulu, is part of a chain of small island groups in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.


Video: Fri/Sat look wintry across NZ, Hurricane Michael makes landfall in USA

Thursday is a brief ‘breather day’ before the next main burst of wintry southerlies hits the lower South Island, then spreads up the island for the remainder of Friday and then nationwide overnight and into Saturday.


Track Hurricane Michael via CNN's Live Storm Tracker

Updated 7:44am Thurs NZT --- Deadly Hurricane Michael has rapidly intensified overnight and has made landfall in the past hour near Mexico Beach Florida.

The storm was expected to make landfall as a Category 3... instead it was just shy of Cat 5 strength with 250km/h winds.


VIDEO: Cold snowy southerly reaches NZ, peaks Friday + Deadly Hurricane Michael aims for Florida, USA

Temperatures over the next few days across New Zealand will be going from warmer than average to colder than average for most as a significant southerly change moves in.


Cold southerly change for NZ + Hurricane Michael to hit the USA on Friday

A cold spring southerly is about to hit the country but before it arrives some areas will be pushed into the low 20s temperaturewise with sunny conditions.


Video: NZ School Hols weather update + Typhoon Kong-rey approaches Japan & Korea

A low north of New Zealand with tropical connections is bringing some rain to Northland today but is unlikely to go much further south, although showers are possible in Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty later today.


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.