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Gusty winds across New Zealand today

A weakening front that is moving across the country still has enough energy to kick up the winds today.

Gusty winds move from the South Island to the North Island during the overnight hours.  Wind reports of 40 to 50 km/h were common about the North Island.  On the Mainland, Cantabs can expect to see the winds increasing during the rest of the afternoon hours and into this evening.  Gusty winds will also continue about the north-western and southern sections of the island.

Government forecast MetService has lifted all the wind warnings that had been in place for yesterday and earlier today.  Damaging winds are not expected, but the strong and gusty winds will likely continue into the evening hours and then ease a bit overnight.

The weather should be a bit more settled about the country tomorrow as we will be in between systems.  The next spring weather-maker is expected to move in early Monday morning.

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By Weather Analyst Howard Joseph


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