Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle

Port/sNorth Island – New Zealand Ports – Marsden Point / Auckland / Tauranga / Gisborne / Napier / New Plymouth / Wellington
Issue TypeSevere weather conditions
ImpactComplete Closure

Cyclone Gabrielle is affecting the country, bringing severe weather to northern and central New Zealand.

Northern half of the North Island from Taranaki and Taihape northwards, also Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa

Rain with heavy falls, especially in the north and east, easing or clearing later tomorrow. Gale east to southeasterlies, but severe gale in many places, turning severe gale southwesterlies over Northland and Auckland later today, then easing tomorrow.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Nelson
Occasional rain, becoming persistent in Wellington tomorrow. Gale or severe gale southeasterlies tonight and tomorrow morning.

Port closures in effect with winds reported at 140km/hr in Auckland and Marsden Point. Heavy rain and risk of flooding reported.