A collection of maps that show the size of the storm near New Zealand.
Plus, a map which clearly shows why the air is going to become so cold in the lower South Island on Friday night/Saturday.
This map shows the top half of the low (where the time stamp is). The isobars from left to right are about the same width as Australia. Map / Weather.com
Isobaric map / GrADS, COLA/IGES
This map looks directly down onto Antarctic. NZ is at the top hidden under a line of numbers. This shows the isobars this Saturday feeding air from over the Antarctic ice shelf and onto Southland. weatherzone.com.au
on 17/09/2010 3:02am
What a great website! I will add to my faves so I can watch the weather inside and out!
on 16/09/2010 9:38pm
The present system over antartica seems to totally encircle the continent,in fact i have never seen it like that , it seems to radiate out from the south pole and was wondering if this is a common occurance?
on 16/09/2010 11:43pm
Antarctica is the driest continent on earth. There is a constant high that sits over the South Pole stopping any moisture from getting in. The lows circle around it on the fringes between the outer edges and Australia/NZ etc.
on 16/09/2010 7:17pm
Is it safe to travel by car from Taupo to the farNth today pm?. approx 10 hr drive.
on 16/09/2010 9:00pm
It will be windy with passing heavy showers/squalls.
The sooner you leave the better – take care.
on 16/09/2010 4:58am
What is it likely to mean for conditions on Whakapapa this weekend and travelling down and getting to lodges at Whakapapa Village?
on 16/09/2010 6:08am
MetService says snow likely to 700 metres on Friday night/Saturday morning. I think gales and snow will affect the mountain. Roads should be ok getting there and back but windy in exposed places.
– Philip Duncan