Thunderstorms head for Auckland

A thunderstorm watch has been declared for Auckland. MetService says thunderstorms are expected to develop in Auckland, Waikato and Waitomo this afternoon. “There is a risk that some of these could be slow-moving and accompanied by downpours, 20 to 35mm/hr and hail,” the watch says. “A severe-thunderstorm watch means conditions are favourable for severe thunderstormsContinue reading “Thunderstorms head for Auckland”

Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High

Mount Sinabung, a volcano in western Indonesia, erupted on November 3 for the third time in recent months, according to news reports. The 8,530-foot-high (2,600-meter-high) mountain spewed ash up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) high, requiring the evacuation of villagers living around its base, the Christian Science Monitor reported. Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency raisedContinue reading “Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High”