Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle – Update

Issue TypeSevere weather conditions
ImpactComplete Closure
PortsNapier / New Plymouth / Lyttelton / Timaru

TRS Cyclone Gabrielle has departed the New Zealand coast. Large swells remain, impacting some ports operations.

The following NZ ports have issues.

Port closed until channel assessments tomorrow am. The city and port have lost electric power due to flooding, and roads into and out of the city are flooded.

New Plymouth
Port under wind warning which may impact movements.

Reopened with restrictions on pilot boarding if swell conditions increase.

1100 hours 17th re- opening. Currently closed due to heavy swells.