April 1953 Auckland Tornado ( 1953-04-01 )A tornado struck the Remuera area, causing damage. A man who was in a bus shelter was killed when it collapsed.
Multi Hazard at Auckland
Duration: 1 day -
Tornado at Remuera
A tornado struck the Remuera and Great South Road area at about 2:30pm on the 1st.
The tornado caused local damage.
A bus shelter collapsed in Army Road, Remuera.
A 21-year-old man in a bus shelter died when the shelter collapsed.
Roofing iron was lifted from homes.
Tornado at Takapuna
Several houses on the North Shore were damaged.
- Headline: Havoc by tornado: Man killed in shelter.
- The New Zealand Herald, 2 April 1953.
- Owen, R.E. (1957). Rainfall Observations for 1953. New Zealand Meteorological Service.