NZ Historic Weather Events Catalog
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February 2018 Ex Tropical Cyclone Fehi
Ex-tropical cyclone Fehi moved into the North Tasman Sea, and then combined with a trough moving in from the southwest. The storm crossed New Zealand, causing extensive damage due to wind, rain and coastal storm surges. The West Coast of the South Island was badly affected by the wind and rain, and the Nelson area was affected by storm surges.
March 2016 New Zealand Storm
A period of extreme weather affected many areas of New Zealand on 24 March. There was flooding on the West Coast of the South Island, and around the Nelson area. Strong winds affected areas around Auckland and Northland.
June 2015 New Zealand Storm
A period of extreme weather affected many areas of New Zealand during the period 18-23 June. There was heavy snow in the South Island followed by severe frosts, and severe flooding in western areas of the South and North Islands.
June 2015 Otago Flood
A low pressure system to the southeast of the South Island bought heavy rainfall to coastal Otago on 3 June 2015. Every coastal catchment from Oamaru south to Balclutha experienced some degree of flooding during this event.
April 2014 New Zealand Storm
Ex-tropical cyclone Ita lay to the west of the North Island bringing heavy rain and strong winds. It moved southwards during the period 17-19 April. The very strong winds caused lots of damage, and brought down power lines, cutting the power supply to thousands of homes. Heavy rain also caused flooding. The worst affected area was the West Coast of the South Island.
April 2013 Upper North Island and Nelson Storm
Clashes of cold southeasterly and warm northerly airmasses, from a large and complex low pressure system in the Tasman Sea, brought wet and unsettled weather to many areas of New Zealand. The worst weather during this period were very heavy rainfalls in the western Bay of Plenty on the 20th and in the Nelson region on the 21st.
May 2010 Tasman-Nelson Flooding
There were thunderstorms across New Zealand and a tornado in Taranaki which caused some damage. Tasman-Nelson was hit with heavy rain which caused flooding in the Tapawera area. 22 households were evacuated.
November 2008 Upper South Island Flooding
Heavy rain brought flooding to the Nelson-Tasman region, Marlborough and the West Coast. There was also heavy rain in parts of the North Island, mainly Taranaki, and high winds hit various places across the country.
August 2008 Central New Zealand Heavy Rain
The third storm of three in a one-week period. Heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout central New Zealand caused further damage, particularly in Wellington where landslips caused evacuations.
July 2008 Nelson Flooding
Heavy rain caused flooding in Nelson on the morning of the 11th and also on lower North Island roads overnight and on the 12th.
April 2008 North Island and Nelson Storm
Many parts of the North Island, plus Tasman-Nelson, experienced electrical storms, heavy rain, flooding, slips and high winds. The 'Mangatepopo Tradgedy' occurred, in which seven people drowned and one person was injured in Tongariro National Park. During a hunt near Dargaville, lightning killed one man and injured five others.
May 2007 Tasman-Nelson and Taranaki Flooding
Flash floods hit New Plymouth and Nelson on the 23rd.
January 2005 New Zealand Flooding
Heavy rain caused flooding in Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Tasman-Nelson and Otago. The hardest area hit as Wellington where hundreds of people had to be evacuated.
January-February 2004 New Zealand Flooding
Heavy rain was experienced in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Wanganui, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson and the West Coast, bringing flooding to some areas. In Taranaki, a man drowned in the flooded Waiwhakaiho River. A man also drowned in Nelson when his car plunged into a swollen river. Homes were flooded in Wanaka.
January 2002 North Island and Upper South Island Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms brought lightning, heavy rain and flooding to many parts of the North Island and upper South Island. Wellington and Hawke's Bay were the worst affected regions, with extreme rainfalls causing flooding of properties and streets. A person in Auckland was treated for an eye injury caused by a sewage overflow.
October 1998 Western New Zealand Flooding
This storm followed the 18-21 October storm and affected the same areas. The ground was still sodden and prone to flooding resulting in hundreds of evacuations and Civil Defence emaergencies along the west coast of New Zealand. There was one casualty due to the event in the Wellington region.
October 1998 North Island and Upper South Island Flooding
Heavy rain brought flooding and slips to parts of the North Island and upper South Island. Rainfall in Taranaki was extreme, and extensive damage was done to roads.
July 1998 New Zealand Flooding
Heavy rain fell in Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Marlborough, Tasman-Nelson and the West Coast, bringing flooding and slips to some places. Te Kuiti recorded rainfall with a return period of over 100 years.
June-July 1997 Upper North and South Island Flooding
Heavy rain brought flooding to Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay in the North Island, and high winds were also experienced. Heavy rain and flooding occurred in Marlborough, Nelson and the West Coast in the South Island. Parts of Northland experienced extreme rainfall, and a man was injured when a car hit him as he stood in flood waters. One person was killed when a car hit a fallen tree.
August 1990 Tasman-Nelson Flooding and the Taranaki Tornado
Severe damage to homes and businesses occurred when a tornado hit Bell Block and Inglewood on the 12th of August 1990. Tasman-Nelson experienced heavy rain causing extensive flooding in the Motueka area and resulting in millions of dollars worth of damage. Marlborough also experienced some flooding.