See the current satellite map showing Tropical Cyclone Rene (north east of New Zealand, south west of Fiji) courtesy of our weather partner weather.com.
Below this image is the latest forecast track of the cyclone, taking it towards New Zealand but at the same time showing it losing its cyclone status – courtesy of the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre.
on 16/02/2010 8:44pm
It seems very clear to me from the Aussie BOM site that the humid airstream from Australia is what has caused the same conditions in NZ. I have recorded that air flow 3 times daily for the last 3 months.
The east coast of Australia has had a couple of weeks of high temperature and extreme high humidity from it and then it moved on over NZ
on 16/02/2010 9:42pm
You’re quite correct – the humidity over NZ is definitely from Aussie at this stage…then tomorrow in the upper NI Rene will bring more humidity from the tropics for us.
I have a friend in Sydney who says the humidity and rain there has just been awful this summer.
on 16/02/2010 1:31am
Yes all it looks as giving us a Horrible SW flow (with just partly cloudy weather perhaps 1 or 2 showers and a nonstop wind) and nothing interesting as its just to the east of us moving to the southeast.Not at all looking forward from about fridays weather.