The gales and strong winds that are hammering the North Island aren’t going to leave anytime soon.
While severe wind warnings are being eased today the blustery westerly flow is likely to remain for many North Islanders until the middle of next week.
Unlike wet weather, which tends to come and go, the windy weather is likely to remain constant. WeatherWatch.co.nz says just like the affects the nor’wester can do to people in Canterbury the strong westerlies over the North Island may start to irritate people fast.
Gale force winds are creeping back in to Wellington this morning after a calm, sunny, start to the day. Gusts are now reaching 80km/h in the city and 95km/h on the hills.
In Auckland gusts are reaching 90km/h in exposed parts of the city and over 105km/h on the Manukau Heads.
New Plymouth has a borderline gale force north westerly with gusts hitting 85km/h at the airport and over 75km/h in Hawera, to the south east of the mountain.
Hicks Bay on East Cape has gale force westerlies gusting to gusts to 80km/h.
The calmest centre in New Zealand at 9:30am was Timaru with a 2km/h westerly.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says Invercargil has a brisk westerly and snow creating a wind chill of -5.
Image / Storm damage from last night – Brian Hamilton, Manukau Heads
on 18/09/2010 12:50am
This is Allah (God) strength … a lot of people said that wind or rain came from nutural , no that’s completly wrong , Allah who create everything and damage them as well as.
JUST AN OPINION GUYS, THANKS
on 17/09/2010 11:27pm
Note: this is not intended to comply with weatherwatch “terms and conditions” which are too complex and long for me at present
I have been talking to my brother in Invercargill near Waihopai river about 10.30am
snowing heavily, up to 5cm deep already in center of car-roof
on 17/09/2010 11:11pm
I spoke too soon – I see they’ve finally added a snow warning for Southland.
on 17/09/2010 11:06pm
Well, Invercargill says light winds and almost blizzard condtions. I can’t believe Metservice haven’t at least put out an advisory!