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From: Sabelina Smith

Dear Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited,

Could you please provide me with a list of the cyclones (and similar events such as hurricanes, tornado etc) for the past 10 calendar years? Would appreciate if you could include the highest wind gusts of that event showing the city most affected.

Yours faithfully,
Sabelina Smith

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From: Andrea Tandy
Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited

Kia ora Sabelina,

Thanks for your OIA request regarding cyclone activity received on the 23 May 2019.

There is a list of tropical cyclones in the South Pacific, which can be found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Paci...

It tracks back to the 1970s – listing each cyclone and has quite comprehensive details about each one – including peak intensity of the wind. I don’t believe that it specifically lists, which cities were most affected however.

A source of information for historic weather events is CliFlo, be https://cliflo.niwa.co.nz, the national climatological database managed by NIWA which receives data from 600 sites, MetService and NIWA add data in to Cliflo daily, CliFlo data is free to access.

I hope this satisfies your enquiry.

Best wishes
Andrea

Andrea Tandy
Senior Communications Advisor
MetService

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From: MetService Communications
Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited

Kia ora Sabelina,

Thanks for your OIA request regarding cyclone activity received on the 23
May 2019. I’ve responded directly on the FYI site but sending this email
as well to make sure you get it.

There is a list of tropical cyclones in the South Pacific, which can be
found here [1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Paci...

It tracks back to the 1970s – listing each cyclone and has quite
comprehensive details about each one – including peak intensity of the
wind. I don’t believe that it specifically lists, which cities were most
affected however.

A source of information for historic weather events is CliFlo, be
[2]https://cliflo.niwa.co.nz, the national climatological database managed
by NIWA which receives data from 600 sites, MetService and NIWA add data
in to Cliflo daily, CliFlo data is free to access.

I hope this satisfies your inquiry.

Ngā mihi,
Andrea Tandy
Senior Communications Advisory
MetService – Te Ratonga Tirorangi 
 
30 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012
PO Box 722, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
 
[3]MetService

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