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MetOcean confirms Debbie brought storm surges as ex-cyclone crossed NZ

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Heavy rains and surging seas plagued New Zealand as the remnants of cyclone Debbie moved  across the country this week. “Storm surges occurred in different places across New Zealand as the storm moved through,” explains Senior Oceanographer Dr


Weather Video: Detailed update - Debbie to cross over NZ tonight

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Ex-cyclone Debbie will make 'landfall' tonight in central New Zealand as it crosses from Tasman Sea to Pacific Ocean roughly around the Cook Strait area.

There are gaps in the rain clouds - but the rain clouds with the warnings attached to them are pretty intense and may cause flash flooding and slips in isolated pockets.


Weather Video: Detailed update - Debbie to cross over NZ tonight

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Ex-cyclone Debbie will make 'landfall' tonight in central New Zealand as it crosses from Tasman Sea to Pacific Ocean roughly around the Cook Strait area.

There are gaps in the rain clouds - but the rain clouds with the warnings attached to them are pretty intense and may cause flash flooding and slips in isolated pockets.


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.


Weather Video: Significant rain event coming for NZ

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The remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie will now bring tropical downpours into New Zealand after drenching and flooding parts of Queensland.

Rain will be heaviest on Wednesday but from Tuesday to Thursday some regions, like Taranaki, may have well over a months worth of rain.


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.


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.


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.


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.