Cyclone Gabrielle is moving into the New Zealand area with severe gales and heavy rain. There are many moving parts to this storm – so we try to break it all down for you, including explaining what it means to go from a Tropical Cyclone to an Extra-Tropical Cyclone.
Gabrielle is expected to deepen again as it moves closer to Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula on Monday night and Tuesday morning – before weakening to some degree late on Tuesday and moving off the North Island to the east on Wednesday.
Our next video update will again be early afternoon on Monday – weather and electricity dependent. If for whatever reason we cannot record a video on Monday or Tuesday, we’ll be providing news updates on our website: WeatherWatch.co.nz and RuralWeather.co.nz instead.
Please follow the advice of MetService and your local Civil Defence.
on 12/02/2023 3:26pm
Excellent explanation, thankyou.
on 12/02/2023 9:47am
on 12/02/2023 9:45am
Thankyou I feel I have clear understanding now I appreciate that!! 🤗
on 12/02/2023 8:56am
Perfectly explained, thanks
on 12/02/2023 8:18am
Thanks for clearing all of that up!!
on 12/02/2023 7:30am
Ngā mihi nui team
on 12/02/2023 7:02am
Tell me: As the strong winds circulate clockwise from outside to concentrate in the centre; where does the cyclonic wind? then release it’s pressure/force in he centre? Upwards? Downwards? completely dissipate in the centre? I hope I have explained that.
on 12/02/2023 7:48am
Hi Terry – in this case the winds are now expanding out from the centre as the centre gets larger. Air is pulled into the low from all around, but the centre is getting wider so that pushes out the strongest belt of gales. It’s quite complicated in the process to explain as it’s going through a lot of change right now as it sorts itself into a new storm.
on 12/02/2023 6:48am
Great to see scientific analysis of our weather instead of reading tea leaves like the media does.
on 12/02/2023 5:51am
Thanks team. Always useful info here