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Cyclone Ann to make landfall in Queensland on Wednesday, we have full details (+7 Maps)

Tropical Cyclone Ann is located over the Coral Sea and continues to churn westwards directly towards the northern Queensland coastline with landfall expected on Wednesday.

WeatherWatch.co.nz says Ann remains a Category 1 cyclone with low end damaging winds, heavy rain and dangerous seas.


VIDEO: Cyclone Ann forms in the Coral Sea, while NZ has a ‘typical’ Autumn week ahead

We have an out of season tropical cyclone in the Coral Sea called Ann which formed over the weekend. The tropical storm poses no threat to New Zealand but is expected to track westwards into northern Queensland as a weakened tropical low later this week.


Tornado & thunderstorm outbreak happening now across parts of USA - Track LIVE

HAPPENING NOW --- 90 Million Americans are in the way of storms and tornadoes right now. Around April and May tornado season in the US typically peaks and the set up today has already created a number of tornadoes with more expected to form over the next day or so.


VIDEO: Autumn cold front for NZ this week + a quick Cyclone Wallace update for WA

We have a typical Autumnal week this week which sees a variety of weather with warmer conditions moving in across the next couple of days for many places before a cold front on Wednesday and Thursday.


VIDEO: NZ’s weather a bit repetitive next few days + Update on WA cyclone potential

The weekend and even the start of next week looks a little repetitive around NZ with a large block of high pressure crossing over parts of the South Island while windier E to SE winds affect the North Island bringing cloud and showers in to the east and pushing inland to some degree.


VIDEO: Cooler weather for NZ next few days + New cyclone potential for Western Australia

An enormous area of high pressure is centred over Tasmania and covers much of Australia and the Tasman Sea - stopping significant rainmakers from reaching NZ. However the air flow around the high will encourage showers, some may be a little heavy in eastern areas.

Western Australia's Pilbara about to get hit by second tropical cyclone

WeatherWatch.co.nz says another tropical cyclone is expected in Western Australia and remarkably it may make landfall in the same place Cyclone Veronica recently did, around Karratha and Port Headland in the Pilbara region.


Two more West Coast rain events coming soon - but neither are like what just happened

More heavy rain is coming to the West Coast but the totals aren't jaw-dropping like the record breaking 1000mm+ numbers we saw in a 48 hour period earlier this week.

At this stage totals look more "normal" for West Coast rain - but following the recent deluge slips will be more likely and rivers may rise faster.


VIDEO: NZ - Some rain this week & next + Final Australia update on Trevor & Veronica

Heavy rain continues on the West Coast today with a chance of slips and flooding until Wednesday afternoon when the front finally moves into the North Island and weakens under high pressure. Still, the front should bring some relief into dry parts of the North Island late Wednesday and Thursday.


Cyclone Trevor now inland but still a 'severe' Cat 3 storm, Cyclone Veronica to make landfall WA Sunday

Updated 5:50pm NZDT (2:20pm ACST, 12:50pm AWST) --- Cyclone Trevor has made landfall as a severe Category 4 storm but has weakened a little to a Category 3 - this is still classed as 'severe'.

It made landfall between Port McArthur and the NT/QLD border around 11am in NT.

Landfall is specifically when the centre of the 'eye' of the cyclone crosses land.