Archive for the ‘Weather alerts’ Category

Typhoon hits SE China after killing 2 in Taiwan

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

A powerful typhoon has surged into southeast China, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from a coastal province after passing across northern Taiwan, killing at least two people.

Wintry blast lashes NZ

Monday, July 15th, 2013

A powerful storm lashing the country is expected to bring snow to low levels and gale force winds to many areas today.

With the school holidays underway, the wintry blast has already put paid to many travel plans, with roads closed, ferries cancelled and thousands of homes without power.

Power outages and flooding as wind and rain lash NZ

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Strong wind and rain has left about 1800 homes without power in Auckland this morning, while flooding is causing difficulties for drivers on State Highway One at the top of the South Island.

More weather alerts for Australia

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Cyclone Rusty is battering the mining communities of north-western West Australia, floodwaters are peaking again in Queensland, and wet weather is threatening to return to Sydney.

Cyclone Evan hits Fiji

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Thousands of Fijians and up to 400 Kiwis are hunkering down in evacuation centres as Tropical Cyclone Evan sweeps near the Pacific Island nation.

Cyclone retruns to Samoa after killing 3 yesterday

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Cyclone Evan is set to hit Apia again this morning with greater force, after reportedly killing three people – including two children – yesterday.

Cyclone will hit Samoa today, Fiji on Sunday

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

A tropical cyclone is expected to hit Samoa today with wind speeds over 80km/h.

Cyclone Evan emerged yesterday when a tropical depression deepened 300km southwest of Apia and moved eastward toward the city.

The Fiji Meteorological Service said the tropical cyclone would be sitting right over Samoa about midday.

Typhoon Bopha could be the most powerful storm to hit Philippines this year

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Philippine authorities warned the public Sunday to take precautions for what could be the most powerful storm to hit the country this year.

Packing gusts of up to 220 kilometres (136 miles) per hour, Typhoon Bopha was 1,000 kilometres southeast of the Philippines as of Sunday morning and forecast to make landfall between Tuesday and Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.

Bushfire threat as Queensland heats up

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Two-thirds of Queensland, Australia is expected to be on bushfire watch as temperatures in parts of the state soar above 40C for the fourth day.

Heavy snow alert for Beijing

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Beijing has issued its second-highest blizzard alert, after the Chinese capital was hit by an unusually early snowstorm.

China’s National Meteorological Center issued an orange alert Sunday, predicting that heavy snow will also hit central and eastern parts of Inner Mongolia and in the northern provinces surrounding Beijing through Tuesday.