Itâ€™s that time of the year again â€“ when the tropics start to fire up and send lows down our way.
We have one coming in next week which should bring rain to dry northern and western areas of both islands â€“ with some spillover into the east, but may not be much at this stage.
Mostly dry for NZ over the next 7 days otherwise.
on 18/02/2015 8:18am
Suggest you have a look at Higgins Storm Chasing, he has been saying this for days. The cyclone will come ashore in qld north of Rockhampton as a cat2 and thyen move south past Brisbane into the Tasman Sea.
Thyen it will come to us in NZ?
on 18/02/2015 7:55am
Hi Phil, does that tropical storm have a name? Do you think it would be classed as a cyclone, atleast when its out at sea?
on 18/02/2015 8:15am
Hi Sasha – no this one doesn’t have a name yet but it will do soon I think. The Aussie forecasters at BOM (the Australian public forecaster – and they have a brilliant website full of information all for free) have high confidence it will turn into one. It’s likely to hug the eastern Aussie coastline then ease before it reaches NZ as a much weaker low (according to the current likely data). We’ll have a really big focus on it in our Friday video. 🙂