This Sunday 3 April, the tsunami sirens installed along the coastline between Brooklands and Taylors Mistake will be tested as part of a biannual testing exercise to coincide with daylight saving.
The sirens will sound at 11am for up to three minutes and can usually be heard a few blocks from the coastline.
This test will sound different to previous tests as our existing tsunami sirens have been upgraded.
Our tsunami sirens will now sound pre-recorded voice messages.
For this test you should hear ‘[tone] “This is a test of the Tsunami Warning Sirens. Do not be alarmed. This is only a test.”
Find more information about the messages that will sound during a tsunami warning at
It’s a good time to check whether you are in a tsunami evacuation zone, and to work out with your family on where to go if you needed to evacuate and how you will get there.