Tropics


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.

Out of season early Tropical Cyclone forms in Southern Hemisphere, NW of New Zealand (+4 maps)

A tropical cyclone has formed over the Solomon Islands and near Vanuatu and it's formed early as the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season does not kick off until November 1st.


10 FAQs about global and local Tropical Storm news coverage

(This story was originally published on Monday) --- With two major storms impacting a number of nations in recent days a lot of you have asked several questions relating to coverage and why some events get more news than others. We've tried to break it down as simply as possible to make sense of why there isn't even coverage of every tropical storm locally and globally.


Video: Snow yesterday, becoming warmer than average today + 2 subtropical lows for NZ

In true spring style for those who had snow yesterday many places today will be warmer than average there by a few degrees as nor’westers develop.

Meanwhile in the upper North Island a low with sub-tropical connections is developing and will bring some heavy rain just along coastal parts of the upper North Island for late Tuesday and early Wednesday.


Typhoon Mangkhut now aiming for southern China, Hong Kong (+Maps)

Typhoon Mangkhut is located over the South China Sea, passing through the upper Philippine Island of Luzon yesterday.

Max winds speed is 195km/h with gusts to 240km/h by JMA. By Monday morning NZT maximum 1-min wind speeds are estimated to be 175km/h with gusts to 215km/h according to the JTWC. It is gradually forecast to weaken.