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VIDEO: Autumn weather patterns across NZ & Australia this week

We have a mix of lows and highs, calm days and windy days this week. Generally speaking it kicks off warmer than average in NZ but the week ends windier and cooler.

In Australia Cyclone Seroja will fall apart over southern Western Australia today then will drop into the Southern Ocean and merge with another low creating a new storm.

This will brush Tasmania and the West Coast of NZ’s South Island later this week with a burst of wind and rain.


Graham on 12/04/2021 4:12am

Hi ww team amazing job u guys do on here very up to date and informative weather reports thank you we farm near thames just wandering is this weather pattern our new normal seems to me last 2 yrs we haven’t had a gd autumn rain and seems to haven’t had the winter rain we use to get hopefully we all get some gd rain so thank you again for ur wonderful website

WW Forecast Team on 12/04/2021 4:40am

Hi Graham, thanks SO much for the amazing support. We don’t know yet if there is a change coming this year. We certainly hear you (and feel you) for the 2 year scenario we find ourselves stuck in. Our hope is that a change will come this year but so far this is not locked in – we’re still seeing too much high air pressure. Sadly tax owned Niwa is more focused on competing against tax funded MetService and so far Niwa hasn’t commented on this set up — perhaps too focused on being big boys in the America’s Cup. As a Crown Research Institute they’ve lost their way that’s for sure. We hope the rain shows up for you soon – but for now high pressure is dominating more than it’s not. All the very best.
Phil D.

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