Tropics


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.


Cyclone Trevor's remnants may spark new rainmaker for dry parts of NZ early April (+3 Maps)

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What is now Ex-Cyclone Trevor continues to bring rain to inland parts of Queensland and this week the rainmaker will drift east and join forces with a cold front in the Tasman Sea on Friday, sparking a new rain band and possibly a new low pressure system in the New Zealand area.


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.


Mozambique - Harrowing scenes after Cyclone Idai with 'inland ocean' visible from outer space

Beira, Mozambique (CNN) --- As many as "300 to 400" bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira in Mozambique, according to an eyewitness account, and flood waters have formed an inland ocean that is visible from outer space.


VIDEO: Special Australia Update: Cyclones Trevor and Veronica

Two major cyclones are both making landfall in Australia this weekend and while both are in fairly remote parts of Australia both are definitely worth monitoring with Cyclone Trevor dumping huge rainfall totals in the central desert and then out east over Queensland eventually.


Australia: Twin Cyclones to make landfall, 1 year's worth of rain likely near Alice Springs in 48 hours

Detailed Update +6 Maps +1 Video) --- Two major tropical cyclones will make landfall in Australia this weekend and while they will make landfall in fairly remote places there are well over 30,000 people in the direct path and some major tourist spots too.


VIDEO: Australia - Special Update on Cyclones Trevor and Veronica

Two major tropical cyclones will be making landfall in Australia this weekend, Trevor in NT and Veronica in WA.
 
Both of these cyclones will be severe and may both reach Cat 5, certainly both will reach Cat 4 strength.
 
We take a general look across Australia for the next few days ahead, but we also drill down and focus on the specific track