10 Jan 2019

Whither the weather?

From Summer Times 2020/2021, 9:10 am on 10 January 2019

The government shutdown in the United States is now stretching into its fourth week with no end in sight. 

It's already the second-longest in US history and will claim that unwanted crown outright if it's still going on Saturday. It has big implications for things like national security and the country's scientists.

Auckland University physicist Richard Easther, and NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino join us to discuss that impact.

Cyclone Mona forms in the South Pacific on Thursday. It is forecast to intensify in the coming days and head south to Fiji (bottom pink outline).

Cyclone Mona forms in the South Pacific on Thursday. It is forecast to intensify in the coming days and head south to Fiji (bottom pink outline). Photo: US National Weather Service

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