Heavy Swells expected for Gisborne Coastline

Heavy Swells expected for Gisborne Coastline

MetService issued a forecast warning for the Gisborne Coast as heavy swells set to begin. Southwest swells are predicted between 3-3.5m with a period of 13s between Tuaheni Point and Tolaga Bay. They will ease below warning later in the afternoon, Sunday. Easterly swells will rise to 3.5-4m with a...

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Heavy Rain and Strong Wind Warnings in place for Gisborne, Bay of Plenty areas

Heavy Rain and Strong Wind Warnings in place for Gisborne, Bay of Plenty areas

Heavy rain warnings have been put in place as daunting weather conditions could cause flash flooding and rivers or streams to overflow rapidly in the Gisborne area. The warning is valid from 11am on Sunday to 11am on Monday. At least 100mm to 160mm of rain could accumulate, especially in...

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Temperatures to drop ‘abruptly’ with Winter right around the corner

Temperatures to drop ‘abruptly’ with Winter right around the corner

MetService forecasts that an abrupt midweek drop in temperatures is expected as Winter approaches. Temperatures around the country are expected to drop abruptly after the weekend faced warm and wet conditions. On Monday and part of Tuesday, highs are expected with a touch of warmer air coming from the northwest...

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Climate change is a ‘business risk’

Climate change is a ‘business risk’

Climate change is a ‘business risk' which is no longer about an environmental concern. We as a country are observing a level-change in climate-related business risks where climate change is no longer a little environmental concern. For many cooperations, small businesses and medium businesses, it presents an element of financial...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for central and eastern North Island

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for central and eastern North Island

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by MetService from this afternoon to 9:00 pm tonight. There is a possibility of thunderstorms with a chance that some of these may be severe in Hawke's Bay, the east of Taupo and south of Gisborne. These thunderstorms could be accompanied by hail...

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