One young Auckland family had a lucky escape after a tree was
blown down on the front of their car this afternoon, as wild
weather hits the region.
A fine morning is expected on Saturday for Anzac services,
but the clear skies won't hold for the rest of the long
A high pressure system sitting over New Zealand is keeping
the large storm battering New South Wales at bay - but is
only days away from hitting New Zealand.
Kiwis should make the most of some sun this weekend as the
country is set to get hit with the first cold snap of the
year early next week, forecasters say.
He's a small boy packing a big punch, and Kiwis have been
warned to watch out for him this year.
A low currently sitting in the Pacific is likely to be
upgraded to a tropical cyclone and expected to have some
impact on Northland later this week.
Heavy showers have fallen across the upper North Island this
afternoon, but in the weeks ahead downpours should be almost
as rare as empty seats at the Cricket World Cup final.
The weekend ahead is looking good for farmers but potentially
disruptive for cricket fans, forecasters say.
A recently published survey found almost 50 per cent of the
population wanted the country's summer holidays moved to
More sunshine is on its way around the country, with
forecasters predicting the summery weather will continue
after yesterday's scorching temperatures.
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