Selection of images from today’s big storm…
Photos by Moore Family (Whangarei floods, wind damage), Alison Adams (Mt Maunganui waves), Paul Herbert, TRN Whangarei (Upper Hatea river & Whangarei Falls), Trent & Suzy (Whangarei streets under water), and Amanda (Stormy Bucklands Beach, East Auckland)
on 26/07/2008 7:25am
Have they got the times wrong? looks Auckland is in the eye now or its over. Either way not a lot going on for the past hour or two – however it was pretty bad there for a while.
on 26/07/2008 6:34am
I live in Northcote on the North Shore and at 4 15pm recorded 79.9kph on my weather guage.
Is there any chance that the wind will get really strong around 11 pm as its gone alittle quiet at the moment just after 6.30pm
on 26/07/2008 5:51am
Glad you could make use of my photos 🙂 So is it finished for Whangarei ? Everything died down mid-late afternoon, now just a little rain about, not much wind. Has the storm passed us now or are we in the eye ?
on 26/07/2008 4:42am
If it is of interest, we are at 1000feet on Eastern side of Kaimai Range in Omanawa, Tauranga Western Bay of Plenty
Situation at 1630hrs:
Pressure Rel 985.4
Pressure Abs 946.4
Temp 6.5 degrees C
Wind Chill -4.7 degrees C
Wind Variable ENE to ESE
Wind Speed 24-36kph
Gusts 47.5 – 64.4kph
on 26/07/2008 4:33am
We are over in Glen Eden, that’s about 20km SW of Sky Tower…Wind started picking up here at 1.18pm…currently occasional gusts over 40kts ( that’s about 47 mph or 78km/hr)..no damage seen around neighborhood yet, although did spot a couple of small branchlets flying through the treetops…wind is currently from the easterly quarter…rainfall since about 5am, when it commenced, is 30mm. Stopped raining for an hour or so…but as I type just commenced again…current temp 11.9deg C (feels more like 7 deg with the wind chill factor thrown in…)
Pressure 981 h/pa or mbs and still falling slowly from the 1004 mb/hpa we had at 5 am this morn.(Auckland Aero showing 980h/pa currently)…still have power on this side of town, although lost internet connection for a bit there…I have experienced far stronger winds in a Canterbury “norwester”…remember the big blow in 1974 ( near enough) 100kts when the air was just filled with fying branches and who knows what! It was just plain dangerous to be outside in it (that’s if you could stand upright in it, He,he,he)…we shall see if this one beats it…no pictures yet, but let’s just wait a wee bit longer…
on 26/07/2008 6:53am
Rain here all day. Winds really picking up here now 1830hrs. Tree fell down across our entrance steps earlier and the PIR light is now constantly going and off as it trys to cope ha .. ha.
Looked out the lounge window earlier across East Tamaki Strait at about 1700hrs seeing some huge waves all white cresting through the binoculars. Ferries from Waiheke and Pine Harbour have obviously stopped running, haven’t seen anything on the water all day.
Imagine ther will be some more distruction yet to comein the next few hours. batten down the hatches