A tornado has been sighted in the small Waikato community of Paterangi, south of Hamilton, this afternoon.
The deadly tornado that ploughed through an area near Oklahoma City last week was even larger and more powerful than previously estimated
Their deaths have stunned storm chasers, among them New Zealander Angela Nicol, who spoke to Firstline this morning.
Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area.
Many Oklahomans opted to flee instead of taking shelter when a violent tornado developed on Friday.
A violent storm formed over the prairie west of Oklahoma City late Friday afternoon, dropped a tornado in a suburb and rolled into the state capital.
At least two tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and another hit Arkansas as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the US.
Auckland was battered with everything from lightning to heavy rain, hail and thunder.
Super tornadoes are likely to happen more often as the world warms, according to NIWA.
Two waterspouts have been spotted over Auckland this afternoon, as heavy rain and thunder set in.
Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless.
There have been fatalities and extensive damage in Texas in the wake of a tornado that slammed into the lake-side town of Granbury.
A survivor of the Auckland tornado at Hobsonville says the experience has had a lasting impact on his life - but he's one of the lucky ones.
The North Island has been pounded by torrential rains and heavy winds that have caused flooding and damaged homes.
A small tornado has hit Raglan this afternoon, ripping roofs off buildings and breaking windows at least two properties.
A tornado has struck in Hokitika, lifting the roof on the Westland District Council building and a neighbouring hotel.
Rural communities in Australia are cleaning up the mess, after a series of tornadoes ripped through houses and caravan parks.
There were reports of a tornado in Taranaki yesterday evening, with at least two houses damaged.
More than 60 people were treated for injuries, and 200 homes and mobile homes were damaged or destroyed when twisters tore through Mississippi.
Decisions are still to be made about whether a number of houses damaged when a deadly tornado ripped through west Auckland will be demolished or repaired.
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