We have cooler, windier, weather around parts of New Zealand for a couple more days – and some in the very south may see another cool change next week to, but we are going to be getting warmer air coming back.
In fact early to mid next week we may see temperatures into the mid 30s through some eastern parts of NZ.
There is *some* chance of a rain maker later next week in the north.
We’re also tracking a new Tropical Cyclone that is developing in the north western side of Australia.
on 21/01/2021 7:42pm
Your videos are very informative thanks. For how long do you anticipate the southern ocean to remain stormy and unsettled?
on 21/01/2021 9:06pm
Hi Tony, thank you for the feedback. We don’t know sorry, we’re the only forecaster in NZ talking about it. NIWA is focused on the America’s Cup (considering they map the atmosphere as a scientific Crown Research Institute you’d think they’d be all over the Southern Ocean storms). However this is what the Australian scientists (who aren’t commercially distracted like NIWA is now) working at BoM are saying “The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) has decreased towards neutral values and is expected to be neutral for the next fortnight. Strongly positive SAM over the last month were driven by an exceptionally strong polar vortex over Antarctica which has largely subsided now”. We will see – it’s still looking very stormy in the Southern Ocean but not impacting NZ/Aussie as much.