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Hurricane Florence makes landfall in eastern USA; Super Typhoon makes landfall in northern Philippines

Extensive updates on both storms + Maps ---- Two major storms are simultaneously affecting the eastern United States and the northern Philippines main island of Luzon. 

This story has been updated to easier break down the two storms.


Special Video: Typhoon Mangkhut & Hurricane Florence + NZ’s warm, windy, weekend

We have a lot to cover in our special weekend video covering not only the latest on Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence but also the warm, windy, spring weather for New Zealand.


Both Hurricane Florence & Super Typhoon Mangkhut nearing landfall tonight NZT (+9 Maps)

Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence are both moving closer to making landfall with Florence weakening a little but Mangkut retaining Category 5 strength.


Weather Video: Two major tropical storms overseas + warm weather for parts of NZ

We’re tracking Hurricane Florence as it heads towards the eastern United States also Super Typhoon Manghut as it heads towards the northern Philippines and potentially Hong Kong.

We also take a close up look at the weather here in New Zealand as warmer westerlies kick in.


Two major tropical storms we are tracking right now - Florence & Mangkhut (+7 Maps)

There are two monster storms on the planet right now. Hurricane Florence, which is approaching the eastern United States and Super Typhoon Mangkhut which is heading towards the northern Philippines and may also hit Hong Kong.


Weather Video: Warmer than average weather for NZ + the latest on Hurricane Florence

Westerly quarter winds are about to kick in across New Zealand and it’s going to push temperatures above normal for this time of year but a few to several degrees.

Expect highs over 20 degrees in a number of eastern regions in the five days ahead. Most places in New Zealand will also be drier than average.


Special Video: Major Hurricane Florence heading to eastern USA, as warmer nor’westers head to NZ

WeatherWatch.co.nz is tracking a major hurricane which is today Category 4 and is heading directly towards the eastern United States.


Major Hurricane Florence poses very serious threat to the eastern United States (+5 Maps)

TRACK FLORENCE LIVE BELOW --- Major Category 4 Hurricane Florence is heading over warmer waters of the Atlantic and is forecast to slam the eastern United States on Friday (NZT) and may be the most severe tropical storm to hit the eastern US in nearly 30 years.


Rugby weather for NZ vs Argentina in Nelson tonight as low finally pulls away from NZ (+3 Maps)

A low will gradually leave the North Island today and a high will prevail over both islands by the end of Saturday. It will be sunny in most areas, including Nelson ahead of the big All Blacks game tonight against Argentina.


Australia: Record September rain for Ballina, NSW...and before the first week is even done

A deluge of rain in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday saw a number of records broken for Ballina, all within the first week of the month. 

The start of this September is a stark contrast to those of the last decade with record breaking rainfall in the first 5 days.