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Extreme weather continues to wreak havoc in Turkey The adverse weather conditions which saw floods damage cities and villages alike in southeastern Turkey over the weekend are continuing. This time not rain, but wind, was the problem, as a “mini-tornado” ripped through the Kadirli suburb in the southern province of Osmaniye on Monday night. Houses lost their roofs, trees were overturned and electrical and telephone systems knocked out. A mosque’s minaret was also felled by the gale-force winds.
TORRENTIAL RAINS/ FLOODS
NEW ZEALAND - Wellington experienced half its normal monthly rainfall this morning, with the wet conditions leading to a number of crashes on the capital's roads. Wellingtonians were in for a bad commute as storm water drains struggled to cope with an overnight deluge of rain. A roof on a block of flats in Webb St partially collapsed. There was a large landslip in Wadestown near Cecil Rd and slips on Hutt Rd, Onslow Rd and Palliser Rd. Around 5.30am 10mm of rain fell in just four minutes. "That is a quite torrential downpour." From midnight 57.6mm of rain fell in Kelburn, about half the normal amount for the month, and 51mm fell in Wellington. Wellington typically gets 119mm of rain in the entire month of May.
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