Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie Impact New Zealand! (credit: Higgins Storm Chasing)
DISCUSSION: As we reflect on the recent impacts from Tropical Cyclone Debbie on northeastern Australia, many people were living under the impression that the primary impacts from the remnants of Debbie were over. However, after Debbie made landfall in northeastern Australia and gradually weakened to a remnant low with just a plethora of moisture, the atmosphere had other ideas. More specifically, as the remnants of Debbie continued to push through portions of eastern Australia during the latter part of last week, heavy rainfall continued to ensure across many inland areas. Moreover, as the remnant circulation of Debbie continued to move off to the southeast and then east-southeast with time, it is now encroaching on parts of New Zealand. The remnants of Debbie are expected to bring a plethora of heavy rainfall and windy conditions across many parts of the island nation as described in more detail in the article above (courtesy of the Higgins Storm Chasing team)!
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