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Video: High & dry weather to dominate much of NZ this week, meanwhile tropics still active

High pressure is rolling in to New Zealand this week, the same high that helped tear apart Cyclone Oma at the weekend.

The high brings a colder than normal Monday and Monday night but by Tuesday the warmer westerlies are already kicking back in to the South Island with above normal daytime highs.


Updated Rainfall Accumulation Maps (x2) plus Temperature Maps (x2) showing colder change

Sunday will gradually become a windier day for a number of regions with central New Zealand (upper South Island, lower North Island) the most exposed to strong winds, late gales and pockets of heavy rain. 


Oma downgraded to Ex-Tropical Cyclone but about to do U-turn back north into the tropics (+7 Maps)

UPDATED 3:45pm Saturday --- Cyclone Oma has this afternoon been downgraded to an Ex-Tropical Cyclone by Australian forecasters at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).


Video: Cyclone Oma stalls, but NZ has wind & rain from another low + a new cyclone next week?

Blurb: New Zealand has some rough weather on Sunday as a cold southerly moves up the country bringing gales to some exposed central areas, pockets of rain and showers and a drop in temperatures.

Not everyone is highly impacted by it so we try to break down the many moving parts.


Cyclone Oma is NOT coming to NZ, meanwhile new tropical energy forms next week (+3 Maps)

Cyclone Oma is not coming to New Zealand, despite some news headlines still saying otherwise. Latest data suggests Oma is now trapped in the Coral Sea well away from New Zealand and will likely remain there for a week.


Just how much rain is coming to New Zealand next few days? (x2 Rain Accumulation Maps)

A cold front and a large area of low pressure will affect the country this weekend, especially on Sunday/Monday as this new low deepens east of New Zealand, dredging up a cold southerly for some too.


Weather Video: Wind, rain and cold coming for parts of NZ, Cyclone Oma remains at sea

We have humid northerlies around northern New Zealand right now but that is about to change as a southerly moves in on Friday and over the weekend.

Saturday may not be as wet as forecasts earlier indicated, we track the rain bands and showers.


Confused about Cyclone Oma, or the severe weather forecast for NZ this weekend? 10 FAQ's answered...

Cyclone Oma is again a Severe Category 3 tropical storm in the Coral Sea but there is now finally increasing confidence Oma will not directly hit New Zealand and will weaken in the days ahead. It's been a long time coming but finally forecast computer models are aligning to suggest Cyclone Oma won't directly hit New Zealand but instead may offer some help at creating an even larger low in


Weather Video: Severe Cyclone Oma less likely to hit NZ, severe weather still possible

Cyclone Oma made it back to “severe” Category 3 status overnight and this morning as it moves further away from New Caledonia and out into the open waters of the Coral Sea.


Uncertainty continues about Cyclone Oma's track to NZ, uncertainty around rainfall totals too (+12 Maps)

Areas of rain are coming to New Zealand but the jury remains out on whether or not Cyclone Oma will directly impact the country this weekend and early next week. As hundreds of computer models continue to try and crunch the data the globe's two most trusted sources for cyclones, GFS and ECMWF are still totally disagreeing about Oma's future track beyond the northern Tasman Sea this Friday.