Cyclone Pam hits New Zealand

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Cyclone Pam has bought strong wind, power cuts and large seas to the north of the North Island as its first effects are felt in New Zealand.
Wind gusts of 144 kilometres an hour have been recorded in parts the Hauraki Gulf and similar strength wind in exposed parts of Northland.
Power was cut to almost 2000 homes in the Auckland region. However, this has now been fixed.
The Ministry of Civil Defence said large, possibly damaging waves and strong winds were being experienced on the east coast of the North Island, especially from Hawkes Bay to Cape Reinga.
Rain was also heavy in Gisborne and and more than 100mm has accumulated in some areas.
At midnight the storm was some 450 kilometres north of East Cape, and is forecast to pass along the east coast of New Zealand today and tomorrow.
By midday it is expected to lie some 150 kilometres east of East Cape.

29 Responses

  1. we’re gonna have a tsunami!!!! the cyclones traveling throw the water to create one. and it is all ready normal rain flooding. thats bad enough. But is is kinda exiting 🙂

  2. I can’t believe it. At my house it was not that bad.
    My dad had to drive to the airport I don’t know what happens.

  3. I live in Auckland, i was surprised that we had no power out all we had was strong wind ( not enough to blow any trees over) and lots of rain.

  4. there’s wasn’t really anything in Auckland. There was just srtong wind in the morning and rain dats it.

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