New Zealand has felt the sting of tropical Cyclone Lusi as gales and heavy rain has hit the country over the weekend.
Strong winds gusting to 120km/h blew over the north part of New Zealand and then slowly moved south over the weekend.
Strong winds in Northland meant that power to 2000 homes was cut for several hours while in Christchurch around 7000 houses lost power.
Stormwater blockages from debris and persistent rainfall were causing isolated surface flooding as the storm moved south. However, there were no significant flooding issues.
WeatherWatch.co.nz expert Philip Duncan said the storm was a category 1 storm with sustained gales near the centre and gusts over 100km/h.
The terrain of New Zealand was helping boost those wind speeds further in some exposed parts of Northland.
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