New Zealand Infrared Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Cloud spread across the South Island with a front is bringing a rainband and a few showers. Patchy low cloud over the eastern North Island is producing the odd light shower. Skies are clearer elsewhere under a ridge of high pressure.
Night-time temperatures will drop well below average in the Capital from Wednesday.
Warmer-than-normal oceans have contributed to a late end to a big wet season across the southern hemisphere.
Marine scientists have upped the ante in their fight to save the Great Barrier Reef from the devastating effects of coral bleaching.