World weatherwatch: Nor'easter whips against US as cyclones slam South Pacific

World weatherwatch: Nor'easter whips against US as cyclones slam South Pacific
 

Cyclone Hola continued its path south-eastwards across the South Pacific this week, brushing along the northern-most fringes of New Zealand’s North Island. The cyclone, which intensified to category 4, brought with it heavy rain and strong winds in excess of 70mph to communities along the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne as well as to the country’s capital, Auckland. It was the third big storm to strike the country this year.
Across the Atlantic, in the northern and eastern parts of the US, a second “nor’easter” as coined by American meteorologists, brought further strong winds and heavy snowfall... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 50
Source: Guardian
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