There are two tropical storms to monitor this week and while NZ is likely to be protected by high pressure there is enough uncertainty to suggest it’s still one to watch.
The powerful high coming in to NZ this week is responsible for a chilly start across both main todays – although north the upper NI which remains mild.
This high will likely limit how far south the tropical storm gets – but if the high weakens at all it means Northland, Auckland and the upper North Island should closely monitor the tropical depression.
Meanwhile, Western Australia deals with Cyclone Anika and the eastern side of Australia sadly isn’t yet done with flooding rains – although they should ease for a time in Queensland.
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