Record breaker

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

A wave as high as Buck­ing­ham Palace has bro­ken the record for be­ing the largest ever recorded in the south­ern hemi­sphere.

The 24-me­tre high wave formed ear­lier this week off the coast of New Zealand, and was reg­is­tered by one of the world’s most re­mote buoys.

Sci­en­tists said it had been caused by a large low-pres­sure storm and there was likely to have been even larger waves nearby that went un­recorded.

The pre­vi­ous record was in Aus­tralia, reach­ing 22.1m.

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