A trough and possible cut-off low will bring welcome rain for much of eastern NSW next week. Most of NSW will enjoy a sunny weekend, however those sunny skies will start turning cloudy from late Sunday with rain and showers shortly following for most of eastern NSW, including parts of the ranges and some western slopes.
A large and powerful swell hit the NSW coast on Thursday, with maximum wave heights exceeding 13 meters near Sydney. A waverider buoy located about 10km off Sydney's Northern Beaches registered a maximum wave height of 13.32 metres at 4pm on Thursday.
A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a large high in the Tasman Sea. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty A mix of sun and cloud, may be a shower at times especially in the west. Southwesterly winds freshen from afternoon. The Bay Of Plenty is mostly sunny. Highs: 15-16
NZ has had some short lived cold snaps this winter but the one coming in today and tonight is truly the shortest. While both Friday and Saturday will see a large portion of the country warmer than average a nationwide southerly change tonight will reverse that trend making for a colder than average night in many places.
Once NZ gets the windier westerlies at this time of year we also get an uptick in allergies as pollen (mostly from Pine trees at this stage) gets caught up in the wind. We track the warmer than average airflow from the west until it changes cooler S to SW on Friday PM.