Another Cyclone is moving towards NZ

News 21/02/2018

As New Zealand moves into recovery mode following Cyclone Gita, another storm is moving towards the country.

NIWA says "remnant moisture" from Cyclone Kelvin, currently hovering over Australia, may move over the battered South Island early next week.

MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray says don't panic - Cyclone Kelvin will have basically died out by Friday, as it moves over Adelaide, but a bout of leftover rain will then move towards us.

"That low is then expected to track just south of New Zealand. It's not going to make landfall, but impact-wise, will bring strong gales and some rainfall.

"It will bring significant weather to West Coast… but it's a very different type of system to what we've just had.

"We're monitoring it really closely."

Some parts of NZ are still facing the impacts of Cyclone Gita.

  • A state of emergency remains for Christchurch, Buller District, Grey District, Selwyn, Nelson-Tasman and Taranaki
  • Civil Defence staff have been pre-deployed to the areas expected to be worst affected
  • More than 40 tourists spent the night trapped in buses near Greymouth
  • North Taranaki's water supply has been compromised
  • More than 13,000 properties without power in Taranaki and Whakatane
  • All schools and daycare centres are closed in the Buller District and the Grey District
  • Flights and trains have been cancelled.
  • Takaka Hill is closed with several large slips, cutting off Golden Bay

Source: Newshub