A strengthening northerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front moves onto the lower South Island this morning then slowly moves northwards reaching the upper South Island overnight. This front continues onto the North Island during Wednesday.
The new Autumn pattern is here and it means more changeable weather and finally getting some windier weather too, after what has been a remarkably calm start to 2019. The warmer than average pattern continues for another few days with torrential rain on the West Coast leading to some impressive rainfall totals.
What is now Ex-Cyclone Trevor continues to bring rain to inland parts of Queensland and this week the rainmaker will drift east and join forces with a cold front in the Tasman Sea on Friday, sparking a new rain band and possibly a new low pressure system in the New Zealand area.
Updated 3:10pm NZDT (11:40am ACST, 10:10am AWST) --- Cyclone Trevor has made landfall as a severe Category 4 storm. It made landfall between Port McArthur and the NT/QLD border around 11am in NT. Landfall is specifically when the centre of the 'eye' of the cyclone crosses land.
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Two major cyclones are both making landfall in Australia this weekend and while both are in fairly remote parts of Australia both are definitely worth monitoring with Cyclone Trevor dumping huge rainfall totals in the central desert and then out east over Queensland eventually.