Storm Stories: The Impact of Ex-Tropical Cyclones on New Zealand

Speaker: Dr Kathleen Kozyniak, Team Leader Air & Land Science of HBRC

Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 6pm

Venue: Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (159 Dalton Street, Napier)

Admission: Gold coin donation

Join us for an enlightening public talk, presented by Kathleen, an experienced meteorologist. This session explores the transformation of tropical cyclones into mid-latitude storms as they migrate into New Zealand’s waters, bringing with them extreme weather that has left a mark on the country. Kathleen will delve into the science of these storms’ evolution and the severe weather phenomena they spawn, highlighting their historical impacts on New Zealand.

Kathleen, a Napier native, returned to her hometown in 2010 after earning a PhD from Bristol University and serving as a meteorologist and forecaster at NZ Metservice. Currently, she is the Team Leader Air and Land Science at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, overseeing initiatives in air quality, climate, climate change, land science, and terrestrial biodiversity. This talk promises to offer valuable insights from Kathleen’s extensive research and professional experiences in meteorology.