Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie unleashes over New Zealand


Floods and evacuations in Whanganui, heavy rain lashing Auckland. Ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie is certainly making her presence felt across Aotearoa.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by Metservice for the upper half of the North Island. The warning stretches from Taupo and Taranaki through the Waikato and Coromandel, right up to the tip of Northland.

The rainfall could cause flash flooding and may lead to slips.

We asked for your pictures of the heavy rain and flooding.

Steven Heald sent RadioLIVE a picture taken on "our only road out in Clevedon, Auckland."

Mark Holliday sent in a picture of the "normally dry stream at the back of our house in Havelock North".

A slip in Beachlands has seen a beach-side path engulfed in earth and shrubbery. Kali Mia Schimanski took this photo at Sunkist Bay.

Brent McKenzie managed to paddleboard in the floodwaters outside his house in Maraetai during March's Tasman Tempest.

The waters are looking pretty similar this time around. 

This may be the remnants of a dying tropical cyclone we are currently experiencing. But is it only the beginning of the storm that is climate change?

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