Storm


PHOTOS x5 - State Highway north of Thames destroyed by storm

It's very normal in a storm for a highway to be closed due to bad weather or slips - it's more unusual to have a road entirely destroyed by storm surge.


PHOTOS x 6: More coastal flooding images from Auckland on Friday

As the storm roared past Auckland to the west on Thursday night and Friday morning it co-incided with a king tide. The strong to gale winds from the northerly quarter also help funnel more water into Auckland Harbour.

The result was a couple of extra tides well above the normal high tide mark.


Storm leaving New Zealand, what's next? (+4 Maps)

It was another wet and windy night for some areas but the worst of the storm has not only well and truly peaked now, but the entire low is starting to clear New Zealand.

For today the country is in the tail end of the storm, with windy southerlies to south westers blowing.


Storm surge creates coastal flooding in the North Island (Photos + Videos)

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Across the North Island there are reports of exceptionally high tides flooding roads, car parks, footpaths and areas normally well above the high tide mark. It started last night and has repeated itself Friday morning.


Offshore storm to cross North Island today then start weakening (+11 maps)

UPDATED 9:43am -- A storm just offshore from the western upper North Island is causing power cuts, bringing down trees and closing highways and today the low finally makes landfall and starts to slowly unravel.


Our latest tweets and weather maps on the offshore storm

We've had a busy day on our Twitter page (@WeatherWatchNZ) with exclusive graphics from WeatherWatch.co.nz as the low deepens and the weather goes downhill.

Here are our latest tweets on the weather.


Rapidly deepening low to bring rain, severe gales and storm surge, flooding possible (+10 Maps)

DETAILED UPDATE --- Severe Weather Warnings have been issued for Norfolk island and many parts of New Zealand due to an incoming and rapidly deepening low.


PHOTOS x9 - Coastal flooding in Auckland before the low even arrives

With a rapidly deepening low, king tides and strong winds all helping to funnel more sea water into Auckland it's not surprising we're seeing some coastal flooding today.

WeatherWatcher Kyle Aitken says cricket fields, car parks and even one power transformer have been affected by the foreshore flooding ahead of the severe offshore storm.


Severe Storm to suddenly form as it reaches NZ on Thursday, then weakens (+12 Maps)

EXTENSIVE REPORT - UPDATED: A low is today forming offshore from Brisbane and is heading towards New Zealand, rapidly deepening, intensifying and reaching our shores by Thursday PM, air pressure down to 976hPa or maybe lower by early Friday morning.


Weather Video: Storms ease & high pressure dominates NZ, Aussie faces severe weather

The run of high pressure continues around New Zealand as we head into the weekend and next week - however the major daily downpours will ease tonight in the South Island then finally in the North Island on Saturday evening.