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Weather Video: Cyclone Fina, Xmas Day & New Years Eve

In our last weather video of 2011 Philip Duncan looks at where Cyclone Fina current lies and where it is heading (our way – but more as a rain event than a storm at this stage).

We look at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – and the forecast still looks great but some heavy showers are possible inland – and again we have that risk of localised surface flooding directly under those big shower clouds, as we’ve been seeing this week.

And we take a look at New Years Eve – and what ex-cyclone Fina may look like over the North Island.

Merry Christmas from and – we’ll start our videos again in mid-January.  If there’s anything you’d like to see more of/less of in our 2012 videos please send us an email using the Contact button at the top of the page, or post a comment below – your feedback will be really appreciated.


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Dave on 22/12/2011 8:09pm

Just keep doing what you are doing I say. Excellent.

Cheers Dave

Anne on 22/12/2011 2:53am

Thank you for all your great updates over the year and glad Fina is not going to be a threat although may put a damper on the New Years Eve outdoor party we’re going to.

Wishing you and your team a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Derek on 22/12/2011 1:56am

Hi Phil,

Is it possible to write on your site about this report as I suffer from severe hearing loss so watching the video does nothing for me.
I and several thousand others would appreciate it very much.

Thank you & Seasons Greetings to you and all at WW.

Kathleen F on 22/12/2011 1:18am

Thanks for your up to date weather forecasts…so glad that the cyclone isnt a threat to NZ but the rain is a bit of a downer for New Years Eve! Merry Xmas to the team at and all the best for New Years!

The Farquhar Family, Hawera

Tony Hastings on 22/12/2011 12:44am

Hi Phil
Thank you very much for a great year of forecasting, and predicting weather trends.
May I wish you and everyone one at WeatherWatch a safe and enjoyable Christmas, New Year, and 2012. Kind regards Tony.

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