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Dozens of flights cancelled as New Zealand braces for cyclone

As New Zealand braces for its second severe storm, dozens of flights from and to New Zealand were cancelled.

Cyclone Gabrielle is already affecting the northern part New Zealand, with winds up to 80 mph and rain forecast in Auckland.

Many homes in northern New Zealand have lost power and some roads are closed.

Image Before Cyclone Gabrielle arrived, a man stacks sandbags in order to protect his warehouse.

Although the storm’s full effect was expected to be felt on Sunday night and Monday evening, experts warn that New Zealanders may still experience poor weather conditions through Tuesday.


MetService forecasters said they were expecting a large-scale and significant weather event that would bring heavy rain, strong winds, and large waves.

Auckland Emergency Management stated that it was working to have 26 shelters ready for the arrival of the cyclone.

All domestic flights from and to Auckland, as well as many international flights, were cancelled by the country’s national carrier.

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It also cancelled domestic flights from and to the cities of Hamilton Taupo, Tauranga and Taupo.

New Zealand’s prime Minister Chris Hipkins stated: “Please take this seriously, severe weather is coming.”

Image In preparation for Cyclone Gabrielle, people fill up sandbags in a public collection point.

Please be prepared. You should have plans in place to either stay for a certain amount of time or evacuate.

Two weeks ago, Auckland was hit by , the wettest day in its history. Cyclone Gabrielle arrives just two more weeks later.

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Scientists say climate change is making hurricanes more severe and frequent.

Floodwaters rose quickly and killed four people. They also destroyed many homes and caused extensive destruction.

The severity of the cyclone had been earlier reduced as Australia’s Norfolk Island was spared from the worst winds.

Officials on the island claimed that the island’s 2,000 inhabitants, many of whom are descendants of British sailors who mutinied aboard the HMS Bounty during the 18th century, were “extremely lucky” to escape the worst effects.


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