16 May 2016

Auckland tornado warning lifted

9:15 pm on 16 May 2016

A severe thunderstorm watch has been lifted in the Auckland region.

Earlier this evening Aucklanders had been told to brace for possible high winds and small tornadoes.

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The Fire Service had several weather-related call-outs, including a fallen tree blocking a road in Morrinsville and several leaky roofs in west Auckland.

Auckland Council has advised people to tie down or bring in outside equipment and furniture, and to keep pets indoors.