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Where's Wilma now? Plus current conditions

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Ex-tropical cyclone Wilma is now well clear of the North Island as she quickly heads out into the Pacific Ocean towards the Chatham Islands.

Wilma will now start a rapid deepening process that will help push a strong south westerly across the entire country and churn up large seas along the east coast.


Wilma leaves heavy cost

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As ex-cyclone Wilma moves away from New Zealand, officials are left counting the cost of the storm.

The worst of the rain has cleared Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula, although strong winds are expected to follow.

Sewage leak in Bay of Islands


Wilma - Latest Tracking and Observations

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Ex-tropical cyclone Wilma now lies north of East Cape and is rapidly moving away from New Zealand reports WeatherWatch.co.nz.

The destructive cyclone, which maintained category 2 status overnight, will be centred east of New Zealand in the next couple of hours.


Two missing as house falls in storm

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Two people are missing after a house collapsed at Onetangi, on Waiheke Island, as tropical cyclone Wilma battered the upper North Island overnight.

The house collapsed after being hit by a large slip and is one of more than 200 incidents keeping emergency services in the region busy.


Wilma tracks south towards BOP / East Cape

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Wilma continues to race south eastwards towards East Cape with torrential rain and severe gales this morning.

In the past hour gusts of 125km/h have been recorded in the Hauraki Gulf but winds are rapidly easing with the storm now pushing into eastern Coromandel and Bay of Plenty and towards East Cape.


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Cyclone Wilma clobbers Northland

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WeatherWatch.co.nz is receiving numerous reports of significant flooding, highways closing, slips, powercuts and even homes flooding as Tropical Cyclone Wilma, still Category 2, pushes into the upper North Island of New Zealand.

The cyclone is tracking just east of the area and winds have increased in the past hour in both Auckland and Northland


Most powerful cyclone in 14 years moving into Northland

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"This is an extreme weather event that has the ability to cause significant flooding and wind damage"

WeatherWatch.co.nz continues it's live coverage as Wilma, still a powerful category 2 cyclone moves into the upper North Island.

Winds remain sustained over 100km/h with gusts estimated to 150km/h near the centre and a central air pressure of 978hPa.

WeatherWatch.co.nz advises all residents in the Far North and across Northland, particularly eastern areas, to be prepared for a sudden and dramatic increase in wind speeds in the coming hours.


Wilma charges towards New Zealand (+Maps 6)

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Severe gales, torrential rain and massive seas are tonight moving towards Northland as cyclone Wilma moves closers.

WeatherWatch.co.nz describes Wilma as the most significant cyclone to hit New Zealand in 14 years.


Wilma Latest: Wind warnings added to rain warnings

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As predicted by WeatherWatch.co.nz last night the government forecaster has this afternoon added wind warnings to their line up of severe weather warnings for northern New Zealand.

The wind warnings, issued by MetService in the past hour, cover Eastern Northland, the outer Hauraki Gulf and Great Barrier Islands.