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VIDEO: Friday’s update on Severe Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle was upgraded to a severe Category 3 cyclone overnight but will weaken a little before it reaches New Zealand.

The storm is going to go through a big transition as it leaves the tropics and turns extra-tropical. This shifts the severe weather further out from the centre of the storm and makes the low lop-sided (with the bulk of the severe weather in the southern half of the storm).

This weekend we’ll have extra updates, with a video later on Saturday and another one on Sunday.


Mark on 10/02/2023 6:52pm

Another very well presented and displayed and relevant forecast thanks Philip D and WW.

Rosalene Bradbury on 10/02/2023 6:46am

Thank you Philip, so appreciate your youtube videos, and the work you put in, Your informative and educative videos a treat. Thank you indeed.

Christopher Randal on 10/02/2023 6:23am

What is happening with the high over NZ at them moment? Won’t that block the cyclone and send it east?

Lewis on 10/02/2023 7:28am

I think the high currently sitting to the east of NZ is largely responsible for the cyclones trajectory — it’s thought that it will block the cyclone from continuing east, instead causing it to head southeast into NZ. Weatherwatch to correct me if I’m wrong!

Shell on 10/02/2023 5:11am

Thank you. It’s a bit of a worry that’s for sure.

Zelda on 10/02/2023 5:04am

I have appreciation of all the effort you are putting in this coming weekend.

wetfeet on 10/02/2023 3:12am

Thanks for the extra effort and putting in the weekend shift.

WW Forecast Team on 10/02/2023 4:03am

No worries – thanks for the kind support!
– WW

ROBYN L KENNEDY on 11/02/2023 9:27am

This is a great site. The map looks so horrific. It’s 2am here in Denver Co and communicating with friend Renee in Auckland. Hope that move to the East happens.
Take care everyone.

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