Tropics


Video: Fri/Sat look wintry across NZ, Hurricane Michael makes landfall in USA

Thursday is a brief ‘breather day’ before the next main burst of wintry southerlies hits the lower South Island, then spreads up the island for the remainder of Friday and then nationwide overnight and into Saturday.


Track Hurricane Michael via CNN's Live Storm Tracker

Updated 7:44am Thurs NZT --- Deadly Hurricane Michael has rapidly intensified overnight and has made landfall in the past hour near Mexico Beach Florida.

The storm was expected to make landfall as a Category 3... instead it was just shy of Cat 5 strength with 250km/h winds.


VIDEO: Cold snowy southerly reaches NZ, peaks Friday + Deadly Hurricane Michael aims for Florida, USA

Temperatures over the next few days across New Zealand will be going from warmer than average to colder than average for most as a significant southerly change moves in.


Cold southerly change for NZ + Hurricane Michael to hit the USA on Friday

A cold spring southerly is about to hit the country but before it arrives some areas will be pushed into the low 20s temperaturewise with sunny conditions.


Video: NZ School Hols weather update + Typhoon Kong-rey approaches Japan & Korea

A low north of New Zealand with tropical connections is bringing some rain to Northland today but is unlikely to go much further south, although showers are possible in Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty later today.


Video: Ex-cyclone remnants to track near NZ + new typhoon threat for Japan

The remnants of an out of season, short lived, early tropical cyclone have formed into a new low and will brush past northern New Zealand over the next two days. Latest data suggests it’s not a storm and that 95% of it will remain offshore, but it may bring in some cloud, swells and showers to Northland and perhaps East Cape area.


Video: School hols weather in NZ + double typhoon trouble for Japan this week

We have a special video today covering both the first week of the school holidays in New Zealand but also the potential for two typhoons within five days in Japan.


24 Maps/InfoGraphics for New Zealand & Australia weather this weekend

24 weather maps and detailed forecasts for both New Zealand and Australia for the final weekend of September.


Video: NZ’s weekend weather & outlook for next week + Typoon Trami closes in on Japan

Warmer nor’westers are moving up New Zealand and most places will enjoy warmer than average temperatures at some point this weekend. Blustery nor’westers will also push into the eastern side of the country and central New Zealand (especially the upper South Island).

Heavy rain on the West Coast may prompt rain warnings.


Weather Video: Warmer weather for NZ + Typhoon Trami nears Japan

NZ has warmer weather on the way, Typhoon Trami nears Japan plus we have an out-of-season tropical cyclone just north west of New Zealand.
 
Firstly New Zealand’s weather is about to warm up but not before one last cold night on the way tonight.