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VIDEO: NZ’s weekend weather & outlook for next week + cyclone potential for northern Queensland

We’re tracking a large belt of high pressure in the New Zealand area and a likely tropical cyclone around the Coral Sea in our latest weather video.

With high pressure around NZ expect light winds and warm days.


A cyclone is forming near Queensland but NZ’s 7 day rainfall map looks dry for many

We are seeing the tropics wake up with a high chance of a cyclone forming well north of New Zealand and likely affecting Queensland later next week and may be a severe cyclone.

In the New Zealand area we have the 7 day rainfall accumulation map and it’s showing a very dry forecast for a large portion of NZ in the week to come.


Australia: New Tropical Cyclone looking likely around Queensland next week (+5 Maps)

A tropical storm is expected to develop this weekend or next week around the Coral & Solomon Seas and could grow into a Severe Tropical Cyclone according to WeatherWatch.co.nz.


VIDEO: The tropics wake up again next week north of NZ + a Tasman Sea low forms this weekend

While high pressure is dominating New Zealand right now low pressure is forming to our north, west and south over the coming week.

Wednesday sees a cooler sou’west change for the lower South Island but most other parts of New Zealand have warmer than average sub-tropical northerly quarter breezes.


Tropics waking up north of NZ for second half of March (+Animation)

It's likely a couple of tropical cyclones will form north of New Zealand over the next 10 days as conditions favour development of storms around the Solomon Sea, Coral Sea and also the Pacific between northern NZ and Fiji. 

There is some threat to NZ even if confidence levels are currently low at around 25%.


Severe Cyclone Pola a Category 4 storm on NZ's back doorstep - but it's about to be torn apart

Cyclone Pola has strengthened over open waters and has reached Category 4, on a scale up to 5, but is about to be torn apart by a huge high moving over New Zealand.


VIDEO: Cyclone Pola skirts past northern NZ + next week looks hotter for many

Severe Cyclone Pola is close to New Zealand to our north east but is unlikely to get a lot closer due to a powerful high pressure system building over the country.


VIDEO: Severe Cyclone Pola skirts Tonga, meanwhile we have the 14 day rainfall map for NZ

Cyclone Pola reached “severe” category 3 status late yesterday and will be a powerful offshore storm for another 48 hours or so.


Severe Cyclone Pola moves south towards NZ but will be blocked by high pressure (+6 Maps)

Cyclone Pola is now a severe Category 3 storm as it churns past Tonga out to sea, around 1900kms north east of Auckland, New Zealand. The storm is tracking southwards away from the equator.


VIDEO: Cyclone Pola forms, high pressure dominates NZ but another cold front arrives today

Another cyclone has former, this time to New Zealand’s north east and east of Fiji. Cyclone Pola is a Category 1 storm that will likely strengthen to Cat 2. However, just like with Cyclone Neil two weeks ago, Pola is tracking south away from the tropics and over cooler waters - so won’t be lasting too long.