Category - Australasia


Australia: Melbourne Airport: delays due to wind

Travellers at Melbourne Airport have been hit with long delays and cancellations as strong winds hit the state. One of the airport’s two runways has been closed since 6am on Wednesday, restricting flights in and out of the airport for all major airlines, Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and Tigerair. The weather bureau reported wind speeds of […]


New Zealand: Auckland Airport: flights affected by fuel shortage

List of flights cancelled grows due to Auckland Airport jet fuel supply shortage Thousands of passengers have been left in the lurch after a jet fuel shortage grounded dozens of domestic and international flights at Auckland Airport. At least 2000 passengers per day at Auckland Airport will be affected after a fuel pipe line from […]


New Zealand: Weather: Affecting ground and air transportation

Heavy snow, severe gales and torrential downpours are picked to continue as a huge winter storm moves over New Zealand. The icy blast had closed major roads, cancelled flights and ferry crossings, and knocked out power to hundreds – and was set to continue into Friday. MetService said the freezing weather was a significant winter […]


New Zealand: earthquake off coast: no tsunami

The quake struck at 7pm local time (8am BST) and caused shaking at the south end of the South Island. It was originally registered at 6.8M before being downgraded slightly to 6.4M by GeoNet, who said the quake had “confused our system a bit”. People took to social media to share their experiences. One said: […]


New Zealand: Rainstorm Cook

Flooding, damaging winds from Rainstorm Cook to batter New Zealand into Thursday night Flooding and damaging winds will lash the North Island and parts of the South Island of New Zealand into Thursday night as Tropical Rainstorm Cook barrels across the country. Flooding from former Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused significant damage last week and […]


Solomon Islands: 7.8 earthquake

Dangerous waves are heading to some coasts in the South Pacific after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit close to the Solomon Islands early Friday, forecasters said.   “Based on all available data, hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The earthquake hit less than 30 kilometers off the island […]