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Cook Strait storm may last another day

The high seas, gale force winds and poor visibility across Cook Strait may last another 24 to 36 hours according to

On Friday WeatherWatch warned of likely travel disruptions caused by the storm on yesterday swells as high as traffic lights coupled with winds gusting as high as 120km/h cancelled ferry crossings and most likely the cancellations or lengthy delays will continue again today.  2:45pm edit:  Ferry crossings have resumed however rough seas and gales may still cause delays.  Check with your ferry company for current crossing times, possible delays.

The winds have eased a little in Wellington but gales are still affecting the hill suburbs with gusts to 120km/h on the exposed hilltops.  NewstalkZB in Wellington is now reporting low cloud is affecting the city with poor visibility. 

According to Wellington Airport’s website all flights appear to be on-time however foggy conditions may affect flights today if the clouds thicken further.

Meanwhile Aucklanders are waking to another sunny day however late showers are forecast to arrive with some rain tomorrow.

In Christchurch it’s still raining but winds have eased overnight. 

The winds direction is causing a foehn affect for the West Coast.  Yesterday Milford Sound, more typically known for its rain and low temperatures, took the nations high with 19 degrees. 


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