Story: Weather

Storm surge

Storm surge

Rough weather in 1972 tossed waves and debris onto the road at Moa Point Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington. Heavy rain in New Zealand is often accompanied by strong winds, and brings the danger of flooding to coastal areas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/2657/21

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How to cite this page:

Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Lows – depressions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7762/storm-surge (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006