Storm


What does this big low mean for New Zealand? We explain the rain (+4 Maps)

A storm in the Tasman Sea is set to bring a blast of severe weather to the south eastern side of Australia but what does it mean for New Zealand specifically?


Weather Video: Tasman Sea storm develops, heavy rain coming + record wave measured in NZ

The largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Ocean, a storm in the Tasman Sea and heavy sub-tropical rain - just some of the thngs we touch on in today’s weather video.

We cover the big wave captured by MetOcean following a big storm south of New Zealand on Tuesday, we then focus on the next storm - one in the Tasman Sea.


Extreme Tasman Sea storm to blast Australia and drench New Zealand (+15 Maps)

Extensive Coverage --- A significant storm is developing in the Tasman Sea and will bring extreme conditions to the south eastern side of Australia while drenching parts of New Zealand too.

There's a lot to cover so we'll keep Australia and New Zealand weather separate and in bullet points below.


NZ's MetOcean measures largest wave ever recorded in Southern Hemisphere

On Tuesday night the MetOcean Solutions wave buoy moored in the Southern Ocean just south of New Zealand recorded a massive 23.8 m wave.


Auckland's power cuts highlight need for better understanding of tree ownership responsibility

A frightening moment for a Vector crew as a massive tree came crashing down next to them just moments after repairing downed lines has prompted calls for Aucklanders to better understand their responsibilities of owning trees near power lines.


Vector still working around the clock to switch all of Auckland back on after hurricane force winds

Branches heavy enough to crush cars and buildings, roofing iron ripped off and blown at speeds faster than the limit on our open roads, just a taste of what the network of powerlines and powerpoles across Auckland faced on Tuesday night as hurricane force winds hit Auckland with gusts over 200km/h.


Australia: Three weeks on and Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris to bring even more rain

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Iris may bring a burst of rain to northern Queensland this weekend.

Iris was first named as a tropical cyclone by the Fiji Meteorological Service almost three weeks ago. 


More snow and rain coming for NZ but the worst may be behind us now (+4 Maps)

Wednesday is the coldest day of the week for the North Island with the southerly flow firmly blowing across the day. It's a similar story in the South Island with hail showers and cold winds although conditions are easing back a little today in southern half of the island.

As we head into Thursday two things happen:


Special Weather Video: What caused the Auckland gales & what lies ahead for NZ?

It was an exceptionally rough night in Auckland with well over 150 power outages and hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark. Power remains out for a large portion of the city as we reach the middle of Wednesday.
 
The strong damaging winds were forecast but the level of the winds was definitely a notch higher, causing far more widespread issues.

Why did Auckland get slammed by damaging winds last night?

Damaging hurricane force winds of over 200km/h roared across Auckland last night but did weather forecasters see it coming? The answer is both yes and no.