16 Feb 2012

Tornadoes in Auckland

4:40 am on 16 February 2012

Tornadoes were seen over Auckland on Wednesday afternoon and MetService warned more were likely.


A small number were spotted in the central suburb of Kingsland and over the Waitemata Harbour.

Duty forecaster Heath Gullery says the warm weather and heavy rain make conditions perfect for tornados and eastern suburbs residents should expect to see more on Wednesday night.

Emergency services have not had any reports of damage.