WeatherWatch signs deal with Vector 

Private forecaster has signed a deal with Vector to continue providing its electricity distribution business with advanced weather forecasting.

Australia: Hot air raising fire danger, Kalgoorlie forecast to reach 44C Sunday

A mass of hot air will sweep across Australia during the next week, elevating fire danger ratings in multiple states and territories.

VIDEO: Australia to reach 45C this weekend, cooler change for NZ next week

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Recorded Friday --- We take a look at the latest 5 day rainfall maps for both NZ and also Australia, plus temperatures hit 45 degrees in some parts of Aussie.

Here in NZ a westerly flow is blowing across the country but it comes from two different sources - sub-tropical in the north and Southern Ocean airflows in the south.

!Announcement: WeatherWatch partners with IBM for Climate forecasting in 2020 will soon be providing more regular commentary on seasonal and monthly forecasting as climate news dominates NZ's headlines.

Your Guy Fawkes & Melbourne Cup forecasts

November 5th is a busy day with fireworks celebrations in New Zealand and Melbourne Cup in Australia. 

Sunday's national forecast - Warmth increases nationwide

Today will be warmer than average in most parts of New Zealand with 75% of the country over eight degrees above normal. 

High pressure is today centred just west of Northland and Auckland out in the Tasman Sea. The airflow is warmer up more today over New Zealand with dry weather nationwide.

Welcome rain on the horizon for southeastern Australia

Rain and thunderstorms will spread over southern and southeastern Australia during the next five days.

A low pressure trough and cold front will trigger widespread rain and storms as it passes over South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and southern Queensland between Friday and Tuesday.

USA: Record 176 people stung by stingrays at popular California beach in one day

Lifeguards in Huntington Beach, California, were reminding swimmers to shuffle their feet when they go into the ocean after 176 people were stung by stingrays in just one day.

VIDEO: Your Labour Weekend Forecast - Things warm up

The long weekend is almost here and we have the latest forecast which shows warmer weather moving back in after what has been a cooler week.
However the windier W to SW winds will continue again for Thursday and Friday and don’t fade out in places like Auckland until the end of Saturday - with a warmer Sunday on the way.
The weekend is loo

PHOTOS: Fire burns as winds churn through Auckland

Gales with gusts over 100km/h are expected for much of today in Auckland making it harder to battle the fire at Sky City.