Storm


Cyclone Debbie a serious threat to Queensland - the latest (+4 Maps)

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 and this morning and as of 11:30am New Zealand time Debbie remained a Category 2 cyclone, with the maximum being 5.


Australia - Cyclone Debbie may reach Cat 4 (+ Maps)

Queenslanders are on high alert as Cyclone Debbie north west of New Zealand continues to intensify and head directly towards the Sunshine State.  


Queensland braces for Tropical Cyclone Debbie (+Track Maps)

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.

Today, winds are already picking up along the Queensland Coast, with a strong wind warning in place for the Townsville and Mackay Coasts. 


Queensland cyclone threat

Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.

A tropical low sitting more than 600km east of Cooktown is going to start moving towards Australia during the next few days. The system may intensify on the weekend and could become a cyclone before reaching Queensland's tropical east coast.


Australia - Warnings for Darwin as Tropical Cyclone Blanche develops, CAT2 likely

Tropical Cyclone Blanche has just developed in the Joseph-Bonaparte Gulf, bringing flooding rains and gale force winds.


South Pacific: Bart becomes latest ever first named Cyclone

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Ex-cyclone Bart was the latest ever cyclone to be named in the South Pacific, at least as far as record keeping is concerned.

The short-lived cyclone is brushing southern parts of the Cook Islands and lost its tropical cyclone status this morning.


Weekend storm looks bigger, covers more of NZ

The deep low this week that created big headlines in New Zealand didn't hit most people with rough weather - but the low coming this weekend, mainly Sunday, may affect more people as it directly crosses the country.


The calm after (and before?) the storm

The weather gods delivered a king-hit of heavy rains and high winds over the country yesterday, causing flash flooding and closing off roads due to slips.

Things are looking better for many parts of New Zealand today.

However, another weather system is forecast to head our way tomorrow, again bringing heavy rain to the South Island and strong gusts south of the North Island.


Damaging winds; wild weather continues (PICS, VIDEO)

UPDATED - Damaging hurricane strength wind gusts have been pummeling Wellington this morning, with more wild weather across he country.

The Rimutaka Hill is now closed, trees are falling and roofs lifting as severe gales associated with an intense weather bomb bears down on central New Zealand.