New Zealand Satellite/Lightning

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New Zealand Satellite Notes

Bright-looking cloud in the southwest and south with an approaching trough and cold front is causing showers. Patchy cloud over the North Island and upper South Island in onshore winds is bringing the odd shower.

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Cyclone Trevor prompts mass evacuation from NT communities as it heads across Gulf

00:42 EDT

A state of emergency has been declared in the Northern Territory as Cyclone Trevor tracks across the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.

Utes packed to the brim as coastal residents flee Cyclone Trevor

00:34 EDT

Mattresses, blankets and other precious items are being packed tight into utes in the Gulf of Carpentaria town of Borroloola as residents flee ahead of Cyclone Trevor's arrival.

Cyclone Veronica rapidly intensifies off WA's Pilbara coast, expected to reach category five

23:30 EDT

A severe tropical cyclone brewing north of Western Australia has intensified more rapidly than expected, reaching a category four severity and prompting warnings of heavy rainfall, damaging winds and a destructive storm surge along coastal areas.