Strong winds and huge seas batter Australia’s south-east even as rains ease

Torrential rain that flooded towns on Australia’s east coast eased on Friday (1 April), but a combination of two intense weather systems generated wild winds and huge waves at several tourist spots including Sydney’s northern beaches. Water levels are gradually…

Three dead as storms batter New Zealand

Wild storms lashed New Zealand’s North Island on Monday, 21 March, claiming at least three lives when a fishing vessel sank and causing chaos in the country’s biggest city Auckland, officials said. Police said three bodies were recovered and another…

Water Rescues Despite Flood Warning on Hawaii Island

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday the 3rd November, forecasters said radar indicated heavy rain and thunderstorms upslope of Pololu and Waipio Valleys, Hawaii. Rainfall rates of up to three inches per hour were observed and Kawainui Stream reached a height…

Storm lashes New Zealand quake zone, more buildings evacuated

By Lincoln Feast CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – Rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage just days after a powerful earthquake killed two people and devastated parts of the country’s South Island with huge…

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