Damaging tornado rips through Levin, New Zealand

Damaging tornado rips through Levin, New Zealand

A damaging tornado hit the town of Levin, New Zealand’s North Island on May 20, 2022, causing widespread damage and injuring several people. New Zealand’s Met Service recorded a wind gust of 140 km/h (86 mph) in the town but at the time of press, it was still not able to determine whether it was indeed a tornado that caused the damage, or a thunderstorm collapsing on itself.

Deadly tornado leaves path of destruction in Auckland, New Zealand

Deadly tornado leaves path of destruction in Auckland, New Zealand

A devastating tornado struck South Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, killing one person and leaving a trail of destruction. Around 62 houses have been deemed uninhabitable and 32 people were evacuated from their homes. Clean-up continued in the area…

Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand

Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand

A tornado hit Christchurch in New Zealand on November 18, 2019, leaving a trail of damage from central suburbs to coastal areas, according to the nation's Fire and Emergency. The twister injured two people, scattered debris through the air, and disrupted power…

Severe storm, damaging waterspout hits Auckland waterfront, New Zealand

Severe storm, damaging waterspout hits Auckland waterfront, New Zealand

A tornado type waterspout hit Auckland's waterfront on August 12, 2019, causing severe damage. The tornado caused many yachts at Westhaven Marina to lose their moorings, vehicles got swept into the ocean, one catamaran was overturned and a yacht was struck by…

Rare tornado hits Canterbury as complex weather system moves over New Zealand

Rare tornado hits Canterbury as complex weather system moves over New Zealand

A severe storm accompanied by hailstones the size of marbles and at least one large tornado hit Canterbury, New Zealand on November 18, 2018. Some of the residents described the tornado as a massive ball of dust coming at the road. The country is currently under the…

Major damage after two tornadoes rip through North Island, New Zealand

Major damage after two tornadoes rip through North Island, New Zealand

A large waterspout formed in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on August 20, 2018, and hit the Ohope Beach just after 17:30 NZST, damaging at least six properties. Ohope is 6 km (3.7 miles) east of Whakatane, North Island. At the same time, on the other side of North…

Watersprout seen over Auckland, New Zealand

Watersprout seen over Auckland, New Zealand

A large water funnel resembling a tornado has been spotted in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf yesterday. The thin, tornado-like funnel apparently caused no significant harm as it swirled near the Auckland central business district at about 4 p.m., local time, or late Tuesday