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Maps (8) showing Cyclone Wilma’s affect on NZ

From high seas, severe gales and heavy rain, some parts of the upper North Island will be in for a rough 24 to 36 hours, while nearby regions will be completely spared, as the strong but small cyclone zips by on Saturday. has all the weather maps showing what sort of affect Cyclone Wilma will have on northern New Zealand this weekend.

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1pm Friday

7pm Friday

7am Saturday

1pm Saturday

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Swells as of 7am Saturday

Tracking by the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre.  Please note the times are GMT – add 13 hours for NZ. 
*No idea why Patea is mentioned on their map!

Above and Below – Tracking by the Fiji Meteorological Service



Guest on 28/01/2011 3:20am


I am wanting to know if this is the closest a cyclone has come within NZ land…..because listening to the weather warnings on the radio/tv etc is getting really scary…… espescially here in Whangarei..

Please advise..

WW Forecast Team on 28/01/2011 3:40am

Hi there – we have had a number of cyclones and ex-cyclones, some which were much bigger than this, such as Drena, Fergus and Bola.  Don’t bee too worried, winds will be rough for a time overnight but MetService don’t have wind warnings out.

– WeatherWatch

Worried_Wanda on 28/01/2011 1:14am

Hi WW, I’m feeling a bit nervous because my mother is on a cruise ship (Pacific Pearl) for a 3 night jaunt in the Pacific off Northland etc. They left last night and are expected back in port Sunday morning. I looked at the weather maps provided and it looks as if there are up to 8m waves expected where they are likely to be. Argh!!!! I’m hoping common sense prevails and they turn back now if it is likely they will be in danger out there… Am I right to be sitting on eggshells?

WW Forecast Team on 28/01/2011 2:14am

I Wanda – you’re best to contact the cruise company to find out their location as we don’t track their path.  We would expect that they are moving away from the centre of the storm – the worst winds don’t cover a huge amount of area.

– WeatherWatch

Worried_Wanda on 28/01/2011 2:54am

thanks :-S

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