Ex Tropical Cyclone Hola


Cyclone Hola is the third ex TC to reach NZ shores this season. It's a much smaller system, but is likely to have an impact on the Upper North Island, through Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty.

11th March 2018 9:00am

GFS and ECMWF models currently differ in path. The generally more accurate ECMWF forecast is shown below:


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Ex-TC Gita 19th February 2018


There's much excitement in the air at the moment! First off this is the first Weather blog on the NZ Weather Enthusiasts site. It's also my first blog, and my first blog about a weather event. And it's a significant weather event I'm blogging about.

I've been watching TC Gita for several days - right from it's formation in the tropics. Even at that point there was talk of it impacting New Zealand in some way, although no-one at that point knew how of course. So the purpose of this blog is to document the passage of (now) Cyclone Gita as it passes across the country. Feel free to add your comments below, ask questions, and tell me how things are going for you. You will need to log onto the site to do so.

 Oh - by the way, the cover image is of Cyclone Gita taken at 1600 hours NZDT on 19th February. The eye is clearly visible top left.

Right lets get started:

Monday 19th Feb 2018 8:00pm NZDT

Gita is currently 935km WNW  of Cape Reinga with a central pressure of 986mb 

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