Severe weather warning for New Zealand

2011-07-11 08:13

Wellington - High winds and thunderstorms are hitting New Zealand, with authorities warning that tornadoes could strike along the coast.

The MetService weather agency says winds over the lower half of the North Island may damage buildings, trees and power lines, and make driving hazardous on Monday. The agency is urging people be cautious.

The agency says winds could reach 130km/h and rain could cause flash flooding. The winds are expected to start easing later on Monday.

The country has been hit by thunderstorms over the past few days. Twisters struck the Kapiti Coast, northwest of Wellington, on Saturday, damaging some houses and uprooting trees.

  • panafricanis - 2011-07-11 08:52

    and the people want to leave the country to face this kind of storms...

      Nectarios - 2011-07-11 08:58

      Well, PANAFRICANIS, not to be rude or anything, But, what is hapenning there in New Zealand is called Natural (Nature). Here it is Not Nature in what is hapenning to this country. I would rather face this, knowing that I could perhaps still get away from it. In SA, there is no escaping crime, Crime comes and finds you. What is Normal about that?

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-11 09:09

      The way nature is acting...soon they may be No Zealand...

      motsokwane - 2011-07-11 12:06

      @panafricanis,They surely looking for a green grass and nature is sorting that out, but they have to be careful not to be next to the churches, because their weather have something against them.

      jbjoe - 2011-07-11 18:44

      motsokwane, clearly you should not have bunked school in gr.3...

      darkwing - 2011-07-11 20:48

      I don't get it. You idiots want the whites to leave. How many times have you not said on these forums to just go if you criticize the ANC? Yet, when the people have left you wish them ill. Satan is the companion of the ANC supporter.

  • jacojansevanrensburg - 2011-07-11 10:02

    yeah.. nah...she's a bit blowy but she'll be right mate..

      Eric West - 2011-07-11 10:14

      Yeah, no worries! She'll be apples, mate! :)

  • McDaNife - 2011-07-11 10:12

    One huge wave or Tsunami and New Zealand will be no more.

  • Eric West - 2011-07-11 10:13

    I would rather live with violent storms than with violent savages!

  • kiwibok5 - 2011-07-11 10:53

    Less than 500 people have been killed by earth quakes and storms during the last one hundred years in New Zealand.....300 000 or more have been killed by crime in South Africa in the last 17 years.I will rather stay in NZ.

  • DP - 2011-07-11 11:39 Geez ne, luckily SA dont get storms!

  • SANZ - 2011-07-12 00:23

    I think it is really sad when people take pleasure in other people's misfortune. I can only assume that it is a reflection of your own sadness. I really hope that your life improves and that you can be happy enough to wish others well. I am a south african living in new zealand I truly hope that south africa will reach its full potential and I wish you all well. As for me I love my life in new zealand and am sitting here looking at my beautiful 32 acres of land bathed in sun. As far as I can tell from the local media there has been no damage. But our ski fields are finally open- we have had such a warm winter that they had to open late. Now the mountains are bathed in fresh powder- I'll be taking my kids to our holiday has at the ski field in a few weeks. I think that if we all sent eatch other good wishes we would all be in a much better place. I do believe that to a large extent you get from the world what you put out. Oh by the way, I read the south african papers because I love finding out what is happening there. I also read the UK and American papers, and can highly recommend the Singapore Strait Times- so we don't all read the papers because we have a desire to move home- although I'm sure some do. We are only human afterall. I'm sending you all happy thoughts!

  • PunkBuster - 2011-07-12 16:59

    Shame man, these kiwi's have taken a beating from mother nature lately.. Hope it calms down a bit. Still gotta have the rugga soon...

  • Tj - 2011-07-13 09:36

    HAARP High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program

  • Tj - 2011-07-13 09:36

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