A lot going on our skies at the moment – a late season tropical cyclone to our north, 2 very bright lights (Jupiter and Venus) in our night skies, plus more heavy rain coming into the Whanganui River catchment on Friday – one to watch following recent flooding there.
Two months after the supposed end of the Tropical Cyclone season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has published details of Cyclone Raquel near the Solomon Islands.
Every new month we take the opportunity to look back at the last one - examine some of the most interesting weather features, and also look ahead - at what the next month has in store!
An easing westerly quarter airflow will bring largely settled conditions to the country, meaning no real risks around wind, rain or frosts through Wednesday.
After a windy start to the week, Wednesday is looking like calming down a little, with no strong winds or heavy rain to speak of, as the west-southwesterly airflow which caused issues through Tuesday eases.
There will be areas of cloud and some showers around the country though, and a high pressure system sits in the Tasman Sea, influencing things a little.
There's nothing too dramatic in the short term forecast over the next 24 hours - but there is some action coming in from the Southern Ocean, and also the sub tropics.
Two systems are set to meet over the country later this week, likely resulting in some heavy rain or showers - but for now, Wednesday is looking fairly similar to Tuesday.
Showers have been commonplace along the central and northern Queensland coast during the first month of winter, with some places seeing their wettest June on record.
Cairns has so far collected 150mm for the month, its wettest June on record, beating the previous record of 144m set in 1987.
Yesterday New Zealand weather forecasters started talking about another burst of heavy rain coming for Wanganui and the district later this week - now many of you are asking us if flooding is possible.