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Cyclone Bernie    1 April to 14 April 1982

Cyclone Bernie developed into a category 1 tropical cyclone 3 April 1982 around the Solomon Islands. The cyclone subsequently moved south-westward through the Coral Sea, where it continued to intensify and move over the next few days. During 6 April, the system peaked as a Category 4 severe tropical cyclone passing 400 west of New Caledonia. After the cyclone had peaked, it accelerated south-eastwards around the subtropical ridge while gradually weakened and transitioning into an extratropical cyclone.  

Ex-TC Bernie approached the Upper North Island on 8 April as deepening strong mid-latitude cyclone. on 9 April with the ship 'Forum Samoa', about 300 km east of North Cape reporting a minimum pressure of 967 hPa.  Extensive rain and gales lashed all areas of the Upper North Island on the 9th with flooding, tree damage and land slips being extensive across the region. 

Tropical summary

Name
Category 

Lowest pressure
Lowest land pressure

Mean Wind Speed 
Affected land

 
Bernie 
4
960 hPa
990 hPa

165 km/h (G- 210 km/h)
Solomon Islands
Ex-TC summary

Name
Category 

Lowest pressure
Lowest land pressure

Mean Wind Speed 
Affected upper NI

 


Bernie
2
967 hPa
986 hPa

95 km/h (G- 140 km/h)
Northland, Auckland, Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel, Waikato, BOP
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