2011-01-11 06:43:05Tropical storm possibly headed for NZ?
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Hi all,

 

If ECMWF is correct, a TC or TS could affect the N. Island of New Zealand next Monday.  Yes, I know, a full week away so full-on caveat emptor, but ECMWF has been quite consistent showing a storm (or one undergoing extratropical transition) affecting NZ.

 Anyone here aware when NZ was last hit by a TC or TS?

 

 

2011-01-11 07:27:50
Rob Painting
Rob
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Alby, 1987 or 1988 if I remember correctly - Cyclone Bola. Caused a massive amount of damage. My fingers are crossed that they are wrong because I live in the Northern tip of NZ - where storms often track.  
2011-01-11 07:43:53
Rob Painting
Rob
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118.93.196.30
Alby, had a look at a local weather site run by a Wellington University guy, it's normally very accurate and I use it when I'm heading out for a dive or spearfish. They predict what look like the remains of a cyclone tracking nor' east of NZ in about 7 days time. I hope they're right, but much can change in 7 days of course. Local surfers will be happy, it'll pump in some mighty big waves.
2011-01-11 09:32:44TC
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
stomatalaperture@gmail...
199.126.232.206

Hi Rob,

Many thanks.  Interesting--  wow, so about 20 years ago.  I hope the storm stays well of shore.  Probably worth keeping an eye on-- the storm is just starting to spin up now near Vanuatu.

Sigh.  Spear fishing and diving...lucky you. Sounds like you live in a beautiful part of the planet.

2011-01-12 19:51:30
Rob Painting
Rob
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118.93.252.118

Sounds like you live in a beautiful part of the planet.

Yup, and I'm enjoying it too before it ends up in the dumpster, like most other places. Here's the forecast map.