Winter is coming (for a bit)

For much of New Zealand it was a warm Easter break with many places recording temperatures well into the twenties. On Easter Sunday, 5th April 2015, the warmest spot in the country was Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty when the thermometer reached 25.7°C. However, as we look ahead to this weekend the forecast looks very different, with cold air spreading across New Zealand from Sunday.

What’s the forecast?

Tropical Cyclone Reuben


Cyclone Reuben crossed latitude 25 South overnight last night, with the Wellington Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre assuming high seas warning responsibility for the system this morning. As Reuben continued to move southwards it weakened, and at midday today (NZDT) was re-classified as an extra-tropical low.