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.

Friday is when it peaks and the cold should peak over the South Island, while Saturday looks coldest for the North Island. By Sunday a huge high in the Tasman Sea will be trying to push in from the west but NZ will still be under a southerly quarter wind flow.

We also cross over to America and track Hurricane Michael including live rain radar now that is starting to show up near Florida.

**UPDATED 7:15pm -- PLEASE note, Michael is moving faster and has strengthened more than forecasters initially thought. As of 7:15pm Wednesday NZT Michael was now a Category 4 storm and very fast moving - landfall NOW EXPECTED on Thursday morning NZT (Wednesday PM EST). (NOTE: This timing differs from the video below).

Michael has just been upgraded to a Category 4 Hurricane and has already proven deadly with at least 13 lives taken so far in Central America as a result of flooding.