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Powerful southern storm to lash New Zealand with gigantic waves, create ‘dangerous beach conditions’ – Newshub

Waves of more than 12m are expected south of Stewart Island.

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The storm’s centre is closer to Antarctica than Aotearoa and won’t get any closer than it is on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean Kiwis in the south won’t see coastal areas lashed.
Waves of more than 12 metres are expected south of Stewart Island, while those hitting the south-west corner of Fiordland National Park will reach up 10 metres in height. Waves of up to 9 metres are possible in Southland, 3 to 5 metres waves are likely on the West Coast and 3 to 4 metres waves are possible later in the…

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