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VIDEO: Sunday update on Cyclone Gabrielle for NZ

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: and instead.

Please follow the advice of MetService and your local Civil Defence.


james mau on 12/02/2023 3:26pm

Excellent explanation, thankyou.

Donna on 12/02/2023 9:47am

Great explanation

Becky ambrose on 12/02/2023 9:45am

Thankyou I feel I have clear understanding now I appreciate that!! 🤗

Terry on 12/02/2023 8:56am

Perfectly explained, thanks

Linda on 12/02/2023 8:18am

Thanks for clearing all of that up!!

Gina Tahata on 12/02/2023 7:30am

Ngā mihi nui team

Terry 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.

WW Forecast Team 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.
– WW

Gavin on 12/02/2023 6:48am

Great to see scientific analysis of our weather instead of reading tea leaves like the media does.

Paul on 12/02/2023 5:51am

Thanks team. Always useful info here

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