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Special Weather Video: Flooding likely as ex-cyclone crosses NZ

The remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie are today and tomorrow deepening around New Zealand and will bring rain heavy enough to cause flooding, also strong winds which may be damaging. The high humidity and heat also means thunderstorms and isolated small tornadoes are possible in this unstable set up.

We go into details and track how this low will cross the country over the next few days.


Flooding possible this week as ex-cyclone Debbie crosses New Zealand

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The remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie will this week cross New Zealand as a deepening low pressure system bringing rain heavy enough to cause areas of flooding in both islands says WeatherWatch.co.nz.

The humid, sub-tropical, air flow dragged over New Zealand by the Tasman Sea low will help spark some slow moving big downpours here.


Video - Weekend Weather & Debbie's remnants next week in New Zealand

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The remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie are going to drift towards New Zealand this weekend but the main feature over Saturday and Sunday will be rain moving into the West Coast with heavy falls on Sunday and a colder change moving up the South Island, also on Sunday.


Tropical Cyclone Debbie may have damaged Great Barrier Reef corals

Tropical Cyclone Debbie left a mark that's visible from space in the ocean waters near the Great Barrier Reef this week before it lashed northeast Australia's Queensland Province. The fierce winds from Debbie, which peaked at Category 4 strength, also caused turbulent water that may have damaged some of the corals.


Weather Video: Ex-cyclone Debbie's remnants may affect NZ next week

Ex-cyclone Debbie continues to unleash a torrent of rain over Queensland with half a metre (500mm) expected for some areas.

The low is going to weaken considerably over the next 48 hours then drift out into the Tasman Sea.


Debbie no longer a cyclone - How the remnants might impact NZ (+4 Maps)

Debbie has lost cyclone status and is now crossing further into Queensland bringing more rain as wind becomes less of an issue.  Flooding concerns will be considerable with over 500mm expected from Debbie.


Severe Cat 4 Cyclone Debbie makes landfall in Queensland, now Cat 3

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Updated 6:48pm -- Severe Category 4 Cyclone Debbie, which was close to Category 5 earlier, has now made landfall in eastern Australia says WeatherWatch.co.nz and has weakened to a Cat 3 storm.

The centre of Debbie moved right over Airlie Beach.


Cyclone Debbie slamming Queensland

Cyclone Debbie remains a powerful Category 4 tropical cyclone and it likely to be this strength and category as it makes landfall in Queensland this afternoon.


Special Weather Video: Cyclone Debbie nears Australia

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In our first weather video of 2017 we bring you a special update on Cyclone Debbie as it now reaches Severe Category 3 and may reach Cat 4.

Head forecaster Philip Duncan takes a look at Debbie's progress over the coming days and also at how it might affect the rain and weather patterns around both eastern Australia and New Zealand as we head into April.


Cyclone Debbie reaches "severe" Category 3

Cyclone Debbie continues to move towards Queensland on Monday with landfall still likely on Tuesday. WeatherWatch.co.nz says the storm hasn't strengthened very much overnight but in the past hour Australian authorities have lifted it to a Cat 3 storm which makes it severe.