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Mangkhut blasting the Philippines from above, now affecting Taiwan too. Hong Kong, China next.

+6 Maps ---- Super Typhoon Mangkhut is currently located over Luzon island in the northern Philippines. Shortly before landfall Mangkhut's air pressure was an astonishingly low 905 hPa in minimum surface pressure. Winds were sustained at 200km/h with gusts to 270km/h (JTWC), remaining almost unchanged from two days ago.


Super Typhoon makes landfall in Philippines (+7 Maps)

Updated 6:38am Saturday NZT --- Super Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in the northern Philippines. The storm will track across the very northern portion of the island this morning with devastating wind and torrential flooding rains due to the immense size and power of this storm. The storm is so large it is being fed from air directly from the equator.


Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina

11:41pm Friday NZT --- Hurricane Florence has made landfall in Wrightsville Beach near the eastern United States city of Wilmington, North Carolina says the National Hurricane Center as of 11:40pm Friday NZT. Nearly half a million people are without power.


Hurricane Florence makes landfall in eastern USA; Super Typhoon makes landfall in northern Philippines

Extensive updates on both storms + Maps ---- Two major storms are simultaneously affecting the eastern United States and the northern Philippines main island of Luzon. 

This story has been updated to easier break down the two storms.


Special Video: Typhoon Mangkhut & Hurricane Florence + NZ’s warm, windy, weekend

We have a lot to cover in our special weekend video covering not only the latest on Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence but also the warm, windy, spring weather for New Zealand.


Both Hurricane Florence & Super Typhoon Mangkhut nearing landfall tonight NZT (+9 Maps)

Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence are both moving closer to making landfall with Florence weakening a little but Mangkut retaining Category 5 strength.


Weather Video: Two major tropical storms overseas + warm weather for parts of NZ

We’re tracking Hurricane Florence as it heads towards the eastern United States also Super Typhoon Manghut as it heads towards the northern Philippines and potentially Hong Kong.

We also take a close up look at the weather here in New Zealand as warmer westerlies kick in.


Special Video: Major Hurricane Florence heading to eastern USA, as warmer nor’westers head to NZ

WeatherWatch.co.nz is tracking a major hurricane which is today Category 4 and is heading directly towards the eastern United States.


Did you know there are actually 4 different start dates to Spring?

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When it comes to the end of Winter and the start of Spring, New Zealanders have the choice of four dates and none are official.


Rainfall accumulation maps until Friday morning (+6 Maps)

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Heavy rain is slowly moving eastwards over the upper North Island for Wednesday and Thursday and may lead to localised flooding due to the slow movement of the heaviest downpours. The front slowly tracks eastwards today and has already cleared Auckland and much of Waikato, leaving cloud and showers or drizzle behind.