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India: Low in Arabian Sea may bring flooding to western coastline (+Maps)

A storm is developing in the Arabian Sea and poses a flood threat to parts of western India says WeatherWatch.co.nz. 

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Windy, colder weather moving in (+3 Maps)

A surge of southerlies is moving up the South Island today and will cross the North Island on Friday. The cold front will drop temperatures again and bring a burst of rain, snow and even hail.

Friday and Saturday look windy in a number of regions as the south west flow crosses the country.

Even today the winds will be a little blustery in some places.


Crumbling MetService infrastructure on display as Govt Minister digs in & says 'profits before people'

Wednesday was sadly another example of the crumbling MetService infrastructure set up in 1991 and now constantly userped by NIWA. Over the past 24 hours MetService, along with their new Marketing partners at Auckland Civil Defence (who don't seem to care about accuracy anymore - th


VIDEO: Another windy cold blast coming this Friday nationwide

A large low from the Tasman Sea will today cross the North Island with a burst of wind and rain and some isolated thunderstorms in the north. It clears overnight and allows a windier west to south west change move in.


Late week southern blast to produce 10 metre plus waves out west (+3 Maps)

Another week and another big southerly blast is on the way, kicking off on Thursday and peaking Friday/Saturday across the country and producing dangerous seas.

The strong south west flow, which WeatherWatch.co.nz first forecast over a week ago, is still likely to come in on Thursday on the back heels of a large Tasman Sea low crossing the North Island tomorrow, Wednesday.


Wednesday: Heavy rain, heavy snow and isolated thunderstorms (+4 Maps)

A burst of severe weather will cross the North Island on Wednesday bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and then heavy snow to central New Zealand.


VIDEO: Big low then another cold blast - heavy rain, snow & gales return for a time

This short week kicks off with sub-tropical winds for the North Island and southerlies for the South Island and this merges mid week over NZ.


Another week, another low, another southerly blast (+9 Maps)

The weekend southerly is already easing across the country but another low, then another southerly are on the way.


Next Week: Storm to cross NZ around Wednesday & Thursday (+4 Maps)

If you thought the winter blast this long weekend was the main feature, think again. A large stormy low will deepen and cross the country next week bringing rain, snow, gales and yes - another windy change.

In a nut shell the rest of today and is dominated by the cold polar change sweeping over New Zealand.


Animated InfoGraphic: The main Antarctic southerly is now moving in (+Satellite Imagery)

Low pressure is swirling around central NZ and as it moves eastwards the main Antarctic southerly being sucked up behind it spreads further north. Temperatures have already dropped nationwide but some North Islanders may be surprised to know the main cold air hasn't come in yet - instead it's still building in the Tasman Sea.