VIDEO: Southern Ocean Storm - We track severe weather but also who misses out


In detail we track the journey of this storm in the Southern Ocean explaining why not everyone has severe weather and focusing on those who truly do have severe weather risks.

The storm is still intensifying but on Thursday drifts a little further away from NZ meaning winds and rain do ease back for a time for those who have it.

On Friday and this weekend the low weakens a lot but also moves in and makes landfall around the lower South Island later on Sunday - bringing a burst of wind and rain to both islands for the end of the week and start of next week.