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VIDEO: Huge high dominating NZ now, but a low likely next week

A powerful high is rolling in across NZ now and will linger until Monday - but then a cold front moves north and a low is likely to deepen over or near NZ bringing a burst of wind and rain, then colder sou’westers.


Australia: Rain on the way for parched NSW, only small relief for bushfires though

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Widespread showers look to develop early next week, giving some parched parts of the state a needed drink.


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The South Island's up to 10 degrees warmer today than Monday!

Talk about Spring chaos! On Monday single digit highs were felt across the South Island, today highs in the late teens maybe even 20 degrees are expected.

It's all to do with airflows - on Monday a high around southern NZ was dredging up a very cold southerly out of the Southern Ocean. Many places had highs between 7 and 9 degrees on Monday.


Meteors - Your Eyewitness Reports!

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VIDEO: Hurricane Dorian special update + latest on NZ’s upcoming colder change

We have the latest aerial footage via CNN showing catastrophic damage to The Bahamas over the past few days as Hurricane Dorian stalled above.

We also have the latest tracking map which paints a more positive picture for the USA as Dorian starts to finally weaken.


!ANNOUNCEMENT: WeatherWatch launches new site: RuralWeather.co.nz

WeatherWatch.co.nz has launched a new website and it's the biggest weather data dump in NZ history: 


Cold southerly to snake its way up NZ this weekend (+3 Maps)

A few low level snow flurries in the forecast for the lower South Island today is a reminder we have cold change moving up NZ this weekend.


No video today, so instead we have 9 Weather Maps!

Another cold front is coming with rain and snow. While fairly dry conditions remain over the North Island today the next area of rain starts to affect the western South Island. The westerly flow brings moderate to heavy rain/mountain snow and helps lift temperatures in the east for a time.


Colder southerly on the way, more rain coming this weekend

We have a polar southerly on the way for the next 24 hours before things do finally warm up, calm down and dry out in a number of places.

However by Friday rain returns to the West Coast and this weekend we see more rain pushing over the North Island with another colder change behind it. More snow for the ski fields is a positive.