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Debbie a 'worst-case scenario' for Queensland, warns US storm-chaser

NZ Herald Weather - 4 hours 15 min ago
US-based storm-chaser Josh Morgerman has warned that Cyclone Debbie is shaping up to look like a "worst case scenario" for Queensland as it approaches land.The self-described "hardcore hurricane chaser" flew to Brisbane from California...

Expect fewer cyclones, but the ones that form will pack a wallop

NZ Herald Weather - 4 hours 15 min ago
There was a point earlier this summer when Aussies in the Top End started to wonder: Where the hell are the cyclones?The Australian region is usually hit with 11 cyclones each season - which runs from November 1 to April 30 - but...

Live: Cyclone Debbie gathers intensity before hitting Queensland

NZ Herald Weather - 7 hours 11 min ago
Cyclone Debbie has come within five kilometres of being declared a Category Five storm as it bears down on the Queensland coast.The Bureau of Meterology declared the tropical cyclone a "severe" Category Four system last night with...

Kiwis hunker down in Airlie Beach and Cyclone Debbie rages outside

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 20:40
A Hastings man is sitting tight in his apartment, evacuation bags at the ready, 500m from the red zone as Cyclone Debbie rages outside. Neville Chapman, his partner, and her son are in the top story of an apartment block in Cannonvale,...

Nervous wait for winegrowers after heavy rain

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 19:27
Heavy rain over the weekend, coming on the back of previous falls in the past two weeks, has Hawke's Bay winegrowers feeling nervous.As of yesterday morning, 21.4mm of rain had fallen in the Napier area since last Saturday morning,...

Cyclone Debbie update: One dead, Queensland evacuations underway

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 16:09
Cyclone Debbie has turned deadly, killing one tourist this morning, as the storm is upgraded to a severe category 3.Queensland police said severe weather was a factor in a fatal crash, with Police Commissioner Ian Stewart confirming...

Thousands of Queenslanders evacuated as cyclone barrels towards coast

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 09:54
Thousands have been ordered to evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Debbie barrels towards the north Queensland coast, bringing 280km/h winds, flooding rain and a 4m tidal surge.Residents in low-lying areas in Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie...

More flooding across Auckland as North Island braces for thundery, tropical deluge

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 06:12
Flash flooding has left properties across Auckland under water as an overnight tropical deluge saw more than a dozen homeowners call for help. Firefighters rushed to 15 properties as the weather packed up, with a flurry of 11 calls...

MetService issues severe weather watch for much of North and South Islands

NZ Herald Weather - Sun, 26/03/2017 - 14:26
A severe weather watch has been issued for much of the upper North Island and many parts of the South Island.The MetService is warning of possible heavy rain over the northern North Island, western Nelson and the southern South...

Adele will need to set fire to the rain as Auckland weather packs in

NZ Herald Weather - Sat, 25/03/2017 - 10:10
Adele fans could be rolling in the deep at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium this weekend as widespread and persistent rain sets in. Wet weather started developing across the country this morning and is set to worsen later today due to...

Wet weekend ahead, but not enough to put a dampener on Adele

NZ Herald Weather - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 18:19
Anyone going to Adele's two remaining concerts at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium over the weekend is advised to pack a rain jacket.MetService forecaster April Clark said it might not be as wet tomorrow as first predicted but some heavy...

Body found on Omaha beach

NZ Herald Weather - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 17:02
The body of a 79-year-old fisherman has been found at Omaha beach after he was reported missing this morning.Police were told the man, who had taken his kayak to go out fishing at Omaha, had not returned about 10.50 this morning.Police...

Massive slips discovered in Hunua Ranges pose further threat to Auckland dams

NZ Herald Weather - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 06:00
Massive landslips and swathes of destroyed native bush have been discovered in Auckland's Hunua Ranges following the storms in early March, with Watercare warning they pose a further threat to the city's fragile water supply. The...

Long wet week ahead for much of North Island

NZ Herald Weather - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 20:41
Enjoy the last day of decent weather - it's all downhill from here, with rain expected starting on Friday through till the end of next week.The cloud that has lingered across the country is likely to clear tomorrow, with southwesterly...

Pony turns up 13 days after storm

NZ Herald Weather - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 21:47
A pony swept away in floodwaters 13 days ago has turned up caked in sand but otherwise healthy.Voice, a 20-year-old thoroughbred mare, was caught up in one of the three storms that hit the North island two weeks ago.Another pony...

Wet weekend ahead but summer could linger

NZ Herald Weather - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 20:00
With the arrival of the autumnal equinox on Monday came a statement from MetService which may create a shiver or two for those wanting the summer in the Bay to last forever."The last of the summer days" was how a MetService spokesperson...

Enjoy the sun while it lasts - rain's on the way this weekend

NZ Herald Weather - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 07:49
Enjoy the fine weather while it lasts because rain is forecast to fall this weekend.A mainly fine day was forecast today for most of the country with low cloud in places keeping temperatures warm, said MetService meteorologist Tom...

Peru prison fire blamed on flooding

NZ Herald Weather - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 06:00
A fire broke out Sunday night in Peru's most populated prison and two inmates were reported dead as firefighters struggled with problems in Lima's water system caused by mudslides and flooding from recent heavy rains.Deputy Interior...

North Island to see mainly fine weather this week

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 06:16
Settled weather is set to continue late into this week, thanks to a ridge of high pressure that brought cloudless skies around the North Island on Sunday - even Wellington felt barely a breeze.That high pressure ridge will move...

Auckland region has 52,000 properties sitting in a flood plain

NZ Herald Weather - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 06:15
Heavy storms, rainwater run-off and low-lying land pose a flood risk to about 16,000 properties in the Auckland region. A fortnight ago Auckland was hit with not one but three weather bombs which flooded hundreds of properties...

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