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Cyclone Ivy     21 February to 3 March 2004

Cyclone Ivy developed into a category 1 tropical cyclone 23 February 2004 just north east of Vanuatu.  It attained peak winds of 195 km/h while moving over Vanuatu, making it an intense Category 4 cyclone.  By the time it passed through Vanuatu, Ivy had turned southeastward, and it gradually weakened while accelerating and started to transition to an extratropical cyclone on 28 February. 

 

Cyclone Ivy had a moderate impact on the Upper North Island between 28 February and 1 March, with it's centre passing just east of New Zealand. Heavy rain was the main feature with the stronger winds affecting further south around the Bay of Plenty region. Nearly 300mm of rain was recorded in the Coromandel ranges. 

 

 

 

  

Tropical summary

Name
Category 

Lowest pressure
Lowest land pressure

Mean Wind Speed 
Affected land

 
Ivy 
4
935 hPa
979 hPa

195 km/h (G- 240 km/h)
Vanuatu 
Ex-TC summary

Name
Category 

Lowest pressure
Lowest land pressure

Mean Wind Speed 
Affected upper NI

 


Ivy
2
967 hPa
992 hPa

65 km/h (G- 100 km/h)
Northland, Auckland, Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel.
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