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Gusty winds almost everywhere

Conditions are windy almost everywhere in New Zealand this afternoon as a large storm continues to rage well south of the country in the Southern Ocean.

As predicted the isobars have tightened this afternoon indicating stronger winds are returning to many regions.

According to most of the government weather observations winds are moderate to strong almost everywhere with gust around the 60 and 70km/h mark the norm.

Observations at top 3 centres:

Auckland – most sites indicate winds are averaging over 50km/h and gusting to 70km/h.
Wellington – nor’westers 40km/h gusting 76 but gusts to 111km/h on exposed Mt Kaukau.
Christchurch – westerlies 32km/h gusting 50

Of course we don’t have weather observations everywhere in NZ – so we’re keen to hear if there are any CALM places at the moment.

If it’s calm where you are drop us a comment and let us know where you are!

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Diana on 20/09/2010 8:25am

Its very wet and windy in Feilding – Strong westerlies gusts ranging between 50 to 60 knots and sometimes a lot greater to 80 to 100 knots.. in open spaces. The rains are cold. Roads are slippery.

David - New Brighton on 20/09/2010 4:31am

…after a fairly breezy early afternoon when the WNW was quite fresh in New Brighton, it has dropped off in the last hour as some interesting developing Cbs advance slowly across Banks Peninsula, bypassing us again, of course! 8 – [

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