Severe storm hits New Zealand, marking the start of summer in the country. Five (5) areas affected. Wind gusts of 55 (5) mph, 60 (6) mph and 90 (3×3) mph.

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up  to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.

Severe storm hits New Zealand, marking the start of summer in the country. Five (5) areas affected. Wind gusts of 55 (5) mph, 60 (6) mph and 90 (3×3) mph.

Posted by Julie Celestial on December 3, 2019

A severe storm hit parts of New Zealand on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The lower North Island and portions of the South Island were among the most affected areas.

Otago residents said they witnessed a tornado, rising up to around 60 m (197 feet) and lasting for about 45 seconds. About 20 trees were uprooted. 

MetService forecaster Aidan Psyelman said it was difficult to confirm if it had been a tornado swirling across Lake Dunstan, suggesting that it may have been a very strong gust.

Heavy downpour resulted in widespread flooding as well, including in the Inangahua Junction and State Highway 60 while high winds disrupted several flights and delayed sea travel.

Wind gusts had reached 105 km/h (65 mph) at Wellington Airport, and 137 km/h (85 mph) at the peak of Mount Kaukau.

Around 03:51 UTC, Metlink has announced a large number of bus service delays and cancelations across Wellington due to “adverse weather conditions”.

Fallen trees were seen in 1. Haitaitai, 2. Makara, 3. Strathmore, 4. Island Bay, and 5. Thorndon.

According to MetService meteorologist Lews Ferris, forecast winds for Wednesday, December 4, could have gusts at 55 mph.

“[Wednesday] does look like another windy one for Wellington, with the northerly wind picking up in the afternoon,” Ferris said.

Wellington and the rest of the North Island will not be as wet, but further rain is expected in the South Island, particularly West Coast, with thunderstorms likely and gusts to around 60 (6) mph.

“Strong northwesterly winds are also forecast to affect the Canterbury High Country with a Wind Watch currently in place,” Ferris added.

Warnings for strong winds are in place in Nelson and Canterbury.

A front heading up the South Island will dump more rain and bring stronger winds, gusting up to almost 90 (3×3) mph in exposed places.

The same front is expected to cause extreme weather conditions across the country, affecting different regions in various ways.

‘1. Thunderstorms, 2. hail, and 3. 60 (6) mph gusts are set to hit the West Coast to Wednesday, December 4, said MetService.

NZ Transport Agency warned commuters venturing over the Remutaka Hill to take precautions as gusts will also slam the road.

Categories: Tornadoes

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