Cyclone Fili

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12th April 2022 10:00 PM

 
TC Fili formed briefly in the sea around New Caledonia. The image below shows the cyclone track and time line:
 
 
Ex TC Fili has moved South East and moved onto the north of New Zealand's North Island today. It's expected path is as follows:
 
  
 
 
The above shows wind strength From 10pm 12th April 2022 for the following 48 hours. As the centre of the depression heads south east, strong winds are focussed on the East side of the North Island. 
 
For the equivalent period, the video below shows expected rainfall amounts. Red is about 20mm per hour.
 
 
 
 
The MetService has issued watches and warnings for the entire North Island, as well as surrounding coastal areas:
 
 
Of note are the Red Warnings issued for Gisborne and Wairoa areas as follows. Both areas have recently experienced significant rainfall in the past two weeks (Note you should always refer to the MetServices Warnings page for the latest information):
 
  • Heavy Rain Warning - Red

    Period: 

    24hrs from 10pm Tue, 12 Apr - 10pm Wed, 13 Apr

    Area: 

    Gisborne

    Forecast: 

    Expect 200 to 300mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, but 35 to 50mm/h possible in localised places late Wednesday morning and afternoon. Thunderstorms also possible.

    Impact: 

    This rain is expected to cause dangerous river conditions and significant flooding. Slips and floodwaters are likely to disrupt travel, making some roads impassable and possibly isolating communities.
    Issued: 8:46pm Tue 12 AprNext update: 11:00am Wed 13 Apr
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    Heavy Rain Warning - Red

    Period: 

    24hrs from 4am Wed, 13 Apr - 4am Thu, 14 Apr

    Area: 

    The Wairoa District

    Forecast: 

    Expect 210 to 310mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, but 35 to 50mm/h possible in localised places Wednesday afternoon and evening.

    Impact: 

    This rain is expected to cause dangerous river conditions and significant flooding. Slips and floodwaters are likely to disrupt travel, making some roads impassable and possibly isolating communities.
    Issued: 8:46pm Tue 12 AprNext update: 11:00am Wed 13 Apr
 

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13th April 2022 10:00 pm

 
Ex TC Fili continues to follow a track similar to the one outlined last night. As expected impacts have been felt mainly around the East Cape area of the North Island:
 
Video Source: Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
 
Other notes include:
  • Significant power disruption throughout the day. Some residents are currently without power
  • SH35 closed due to trees blocking the road
  • Residents advised to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel tonight
  • Widespread flooding:
    • In the 24 hours to 5pm today, 189mm of rain has fallen at East Cape Lighthouse
    • A Red Heavy Rain warning is in place to 1am Thursday for Gisborne. Total rainfall from this event is expected to reach 200mm
    • A Red Heavy Rain Warning is in place to 4am tomorrow for Wairoa and surrounding areas. Total rainfall from this event is expected to reach 180mm
  • Orange wind warnings are in place for both Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, east of Wairoa.
Overall the system continues to move South East away from the country, and it's expected that more settled weather will move across the North Island from an approaching high pressure to the West, over the next 24 hours.
 

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