Last Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tornado causes damage in Taranaki town, New Zealand


A tornado has caused damage in Taranaki town, near New Plymouth, ripping off a roof and uprooting trees.
A petrol station in a Taranaki town was damaged by the tornado, Radio New Zealand mentioned.

The storm set off sirens and car alarms, New Zealand news and information website, Stuff has written quoting the local resident.

Major flooding in Wellington


Heavy rainfall caused major flooding in Wellington. According to MetService meteorologist Rob Kerr, 23 mm of rain was recorded in Wellington between 10 and 11am, Stuff reported.

Flooding has affected Glenmore St in Kelburn and Tasman St in Mt Cook, and swamped parked cars in Mt Cook's Wright St.

Weather officials expect more heavy rain and strong wind on Wednesday for some central and southern areas.