Both Hurricane Florence & Super Typhoon Mangkhut nearing landfall tonight NZT (+9 Maps)

Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence are both moving closer to making landfall with Florence weakening a little but Mangkut retaining Category 5 strength.

Weather Video: Two major tropical storms overseas + warm weather for parts of NZ

We’re tracking Hurricane Florence as it heads towards the eastern United States also Super Typhoon Manghut as it heads towards the northern Philippines and potentially Hong Kong.

We also take a close up look at the weather here in New Zealand as warmer westerlies kick in.

Two major tropical storms we are tracking right now - Florence & Mangkhut (+7 Maps)

There are two monster storms on the planet right now. Hurricane Florence, which is approaching the eastern United States and Super Typhoon Mangkhut which is heading towards the northern Philippines and may also hit Hong Kong.

Big High dominates this week then stormy this Weekend - but also much milder (+5 Maps)

Temperatures are about to jump up after what has been a very cold couple of weeks of some regions. The weather this week is heavily dominated by high pressure and while Monday is showery and a bit windy the coming week is looking mostly settled, sunny and dry for many parts of New Zealand.

Weather Video: Small but potent sub-tropical low one to monitor

Pocket of rain heavy enough to cause flooding and winds strong enough to cause isolated power outages are possible over the next 48 hours as a small but potent sub-tropical low drops south and pushes into high pressure.

Next week could be stormy at times across NZ (+2 Maps)

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Several large lows are expected to directly affect New Zealand within a week starting from this weekend and potentially lasting until next weekend says

More isolated heavy rain for northern NZ. Patchy rain pushes further south today (+3 Maps)

Updated 9:15am --- More heavy rain for some parts of the North Island today while patchy rain also expands over the upper half of the South Island. The storm in the Tasman Sea remains well away from New Zealand after bringing significant flooding to Hobart, Tasmania, on Friday night.

Australia: Hobart flooding declared 'catastrophe' due to wild Tasman Sea storm

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The Insurance Council of Australia has declared a catastrophe for storm damage in southern Tasmania, as the floodwaters recede and the rain heads to the state's north-east.

The council's CEO, Rob Whelan, said more than 1,000 claims had already been lodged by Friday afternoon.

Weather Video: Big complicated low in Tasman Sea - we break it down and explain

A large low in the Tasman Sea is set to bring stormy weather to south eastern Australia while at the same time drenching parts of New Zealand.
It’s a very big complicated system that is broken

Gales for Australia but what about New Zealand? (+9 Maps)

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With a deep and large low near south eastern Australia expected to produce severe gales there many are curious if they will hit New Zealand too. The system is complicated but can be explained fairly simply when it comes to the winds.

Basically there are three areas of wind: