A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today, a cold front pushes onto the lower South Island this morning then slowly moving northwards reaching the lower North Island overnight. A west to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday, becoming unstable for the eastern South Island in the afternoon.
A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a cold front pushes onto the lower South Island this morning slowly moving northwards reaching the lower North Island overnight. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty A mix of sun and cloud, west to southwesterly winds. Highs: 19-21
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.
We take a closer look at air pollution being caused by the Australian bushfires in NSW and what that means for New Zealand. We also look at the latest weather pattern in NZ which is bringing more westerlies and more West Coast rain. Temperatures in NZ will vary over the next week or so but leans average to warmer than average for most.
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Southland is the last region in NZ to farewell Winter and this year it's taking longer than usual. Wintry bleak conditions have killed lambs and made farming difficult. The bitterly cold air hasn't really impacted other regions further north to the same degree with the hills and ranges of Otago sheltering many areas further north from the bleak conditions.
The West Coast has a deluge while dry parts of the upper North Island continue to get hit and miss downpours. The set up over the next five days is 'classic spring' with strong westerly quarter winds that will be warmer than average at times for the north and east while the odd swing to Sou'Westers means Southland will be brushed by cooler air off and on.