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Weather Video: Warm & dry then warm & wet – the week ahead

The new short week starts with a bit of cloud about for most of the country – and some rain and showers on the way for the South Island.

There’s also a chance of a Tropical Cyclone forming near Fiji as the week continues – it’s still early day but conditions are looking typical of a storm system brewing. It will not impact New Zealand, nor likely to become severe – but worthy of monitoring.

The rest of the week is looking warmer and wetter in some places – check out the forecast for your region with Philip Duncan, below.


Dave on 29/03/2016 3:00am

Hi Phil

You mention a possible cyclone around Fiji wich is interesting.

I also see a possible one around New Caledonia in a few days. What are your thoughts on that? That is the area we are likely to cop it from. Having said that they have all pretty much tracked west this year in our part of the world which is unsual in itself.



WW Forecast Team on 29/03/2016 3:29am

Hey Dave
Yes monitoring two areas – both areas don’t look too severe but with Fiji only recently hit by such a devastating cyclone anything like this will be concerning. The good news is that the main island doesn’t look too badly affected at this stage, worth monitoring though. Not all models (like ECMWF) agree a cyclone will form either.  The one near New Caledonia may also reach Cat1 status for a time too, bringing gales and rain to western NC.  High pressure over NZ should keep them north of us but the much larger area of sinking/lower air pressure north of NZ may well ‘escape’ around New Zealand mid to late April.



Dave on 29/03/2016 4:29am

thanks for the heads up for April

Cheers Dave

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