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Gusty over the mainland

The winds continue to hit some parts of the country this morning and some gusts topped the 100 kph mark overnight.

Dunedin had a howling nor’ wester at one point, with peak gusts being clocked at 100 kph. This morning, Gore has the wind coming in from the same direction, above 80kph at times. 

Strong and gusty northwesterlies are expected for most of the day with gales, possibly quite severe in some cases, creating havoc with some local skifields once again.

Winds over the southern skifields have been an issue over the last 10 days across the South Island, with one or two fields reporting storm force winds howling up to 200 kph! Mount  Hutt yesterday had the nor’ wester peaking at 132 kph, making for miserable conditions.

The end of the week still appears when there’s going to be a decrease of the blustery conditions, and even then they’re not likely to completely disappear in the south.


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