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Wild twisters may do more harm

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 05:30
More thunderstorms and tornadoes were set to barrel across northern and western regions of both islands this morning, after lightning and twisters destroyed multiple properties yesterday and floods caused havoc for drivers.A total...

Lightning strikes Auckland family's house for the third time

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 12:20
They say lightning doesn't strike more than once but the Meadows family have been unlucky three times.Their home is one of three on Kohekohe-Karioitahi Rd, near Waiuku, that was hit by lightning during this morning's thunderstorm.Jo...

More tornadoes, thunderstorms to slam New Zealand in next 24 hours

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 11:39
More thunderstorms and tornadoes are set to barrel across northern and western regions of both islands for the rest of today and tomorrow.The MetService is warning potentially destructive twisters are possible when thunderstorms...

Tornado hits South Island's West Coast as lightning hits North

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 08:48
A small tornado has ripped through a West Coast settlement this morning, smashing rail crossing bells and changing the direction of road signs.The damaging wind funnel struck Awatuna, north of Hokitika, just before 6am.At least...

Storm crosses NZ: DOC building burns after suspected lightning strike

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 05:32
Three houses have been struck by lightning on the Manukau Heads and a DOC building is ablaze as thunderstorms cause havoc across the North Island this morning. Thunderstorms approaching #Auckland early this morning, due around...

Wild July weather costs insurers $31 million

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:37
Wild weather in July cost New Zealand insurance companies $31 million in damage to people's homes, businesses, contents and cars. The Insurance Council of New Zealand said it was the most expensive year for weather events since...

Wettest year and there's more to come in the next seven days

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:40
It's not only been a staggeringly wet year but the wettest week in September is about to strike. Niwa says some New Zealand cities have already seen 12 months worth of rain fall within the space of eight months. 8 months thru...

Heavy rain in Gisborne and Wairoa releases slips on to roads

Sun, 03/09/2017 - 11:11
As a new heavy-rain warning is issued for some eastern parts of the North Island, the police say slips have fallen on to several roads.Heavy rain has been falling in a number of eastern areas of the North and South islands over...

Weekend weather: Heavy rain warning for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua residents

Sat, 02/09/2017 - 07:44
Bay of Plenty and Rotorua residents are being warned heavy rain is on the way for those west of Whakatane today.The Metservice issued the heavy rain warning just before 8am.In 12 hours from 8am today up to 90mm is expected to...

Warm but wet spring looking likely in latest Niwa prediction

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 17:19
After an unusually wet autumn and several polar blasts this winter, spring looks likely to be warmer than average this year.Niwa's weather prediction for the next three months showed temperatures around the whole country were up...

Soggy start to spring with thunderstorms, torrential rain to batter north

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 12:10
If you're in the north make the most of the sun - it's about to pour with rain and thunderstorms are set to rattle the top of the country.Heavy rain alerts have been issued for eastern parts of the North Island as a rain band moves...

Flats evacuated as wild weather slams Wellington

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 06:50
People have been evacuated and roads closed as Wellington is hit by wild weather.The Wellington City Council says persistent rain and winds overnight have brought down more slips and trees in various parts of the city.A block...

Hurricane Harvey miracle: Toddler found clinging to dead mother

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 19:42
Authorities in Southeast Texas said they found a shivering toddler clinging to her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal after the woman tried to carry the child to safety from Tropical Storm Harvey.Capt. Brad Penisson of the fire-rescue...

Slip comes down on West Auckland's Scenic Dr blocking all traffic

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 12:44
A large slip has come down across a main road in the Waitakere Ranges leaving it impassable. Scenic Dr is now closed between Titirangi Roundabout and Woodlands Park Rd.Trees and rubble has spilled across the ridge top road blocking...

Hurricane Harvey: Kiwi woman sandbags home

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 09:09
A Kiwi woman living in Houston, Texas, has described having to sandbag the neighbourhood houses to keep the flood waters at bay. Hurricane Harvey touched down in the US state over the weekend, causing extensive flooding across the...

It's going to be a wet but warm Wednesday

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 07:14
A brief reprieve in the chilly, wet winter weather comes to an end today as many areas wake to single digit temperatures and to thunderstorms in the north. The sun gave temperatures a boost yesterday and kept the rain at bay in...

Kiwis stranded in Houston describe 'insane' flooding in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 14:22
Kiwis in Houston have been among the thousands stranded in their apartments and hotels in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Gina and Col Armstrong arrived in Houston on Thursday night after a road trip around Texas and were due...

Weather: Heavy rain on its way

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 14:31
Infrared satellite imagery til 1:30pm shows convection building along a front & tracking near Northland. More rain coming for Auckland too. — NIWA Weather (@NiwaWeather) August 28, 2017 Heavy...

Spring to start on soggy note, Metservice says

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 11:12
With spring just days away the new season is set to start on a soggy note with days of rain and a cold, chilly wind sweeping across the country.Balmy temperatures are about to give way to a turbulent patch that will see bleak skies...

Rescues in north, strong winds buffet central North Island

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 05:57
Gales are pummelling the top half of the North Island after a night of wild weather saw people rescued from cars trapped by rising floodwaters.Heavy rain last night drenched the Far North with roads cut off by flash flooding, stranding...


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