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Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina

11:41pm Friday NZT --- Hurricane Florence has made landfall in Wrightsville Beach near the eastern United States city of Wilmington, North Carolina says the National Hurricane Center as of 11:40pm Friday NZT. Nearly half a million people are without power.


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.


Big High dominates this week then stormy this Weekend - but also much milder (+5 Maps)

Temperatures are about to jump up after what has been a very cold couple of weeks of some regions. The weather this week is heavily dominated by high pressure and while Monday is showery and a bit windy the coming week is looking mostly settled, sunny and dry for many parts of New Zealand.


Weather Video: Small but potent sub-tropical low one to monitor

Pocket of rain heavy enough to cause flooding and winds strong enough to cause isolated power outages are possible over the next 48 hours as a small but potent sub-tropical low drops south and pushes into high pressure.


Next week could be stormy at times across NZ (+2 Maps)

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Several large lows are expected to directly affect New Zealand within a week starting from this weekend and potentially lasting until next weekend says WeatherWatch.co.nz.


More isolated heavy rain for northern NZ. Patchy rain pushes further south today (+3 Maps)

Updated 9:15am --- More heavy rain for some parts of the North Island today while patchy rain also expands over the upper half of the South Island. The storm in the Tasman Sea remains well away from New Zealand after bringing significant flooding to Hobart, Tasmania, on Friday night.