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Weather Alert: Cyclone Gabrielle
Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Consulate Auckland (February 12, 2023) 
February 12, 2023

Weather Alert: Cyclone Gabrielle

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Consulate Auckland (UPDATE: February 12, 2023)
Location:  Auckland, New Zealand
Weather Alert: Cyclone Gabrielle

The Met Service has upgraded the rain and wind advisories for Auckland to red through Tuesday morning. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland will be closed to the public on 13 and 14 February. All consular appointments for passport, consular report of birth abroad, notarial, and visa appointments on those days have been canceled. Our staff will be in contact with affected applicants later in the week to provide instructions for rescheduling.  

At this time, the Consulate anticipates reopening on Wednesday, 15 February, if conditions allow. In the event the Consulate’s reopening is delayed, a further message will be sent. 

Actions to Take:

  • Prepare for the storm now.  Local authorities are recommending you have at least three days of supplies on hand and at least a week supply of any vital medication.  Review further information on preparing for major storms at ready.gov/hurricanes.
  • Monitor local media and social media account or website of New Zealand Civil Defence.  Individuals in Auckland should also monitor Auckland Emergency Management’s website.
  • Seek secure shelter during the storm and avoid travel until the storm has dissipated.
  • Avoid going into flooded areas and be aware of the possibility for flash flooding and storm surges in low-lying areas.
  • Inform your friends and family in the U.S. that you are safe after the storm passes.


  • U.S. Consulate General Auckland, Level 3, Citigroup Building, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland 1010
  • Contact information: +64 09 303 2724, AucklandACS@state.gov
  • State Department Consular Affairs: +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts
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Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Consulate Auckland (February 11, 2023)
Location:  Auckland, New Zealand
Weather Alert: Cyclone Gabrielle

Weather forecasts continue to predict that the first effects Cyclone Gabrielle will make landfall in New Zealand by Sunday. Local authorities have asked everyone to avoid all non-essential travel to, from, or through the Auckland area during the storm. The U.S. Mission to New Zealand recommends that all follow that recommendation and defer travel in the Auckland area from Sunday through Tuesday. Cities in the current path of the storm include:  Northland, Coromandel, and Auckland north of Whangaparāoa.  As a category three cyclone, winds of up to 95 miles per hour and rainfall o up to a foot are possible.  The consulate will send a separate message if conditions require it to close to the public.