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Metservice: Gales head to central NZ, warnings issued

Gale force winds have today blasted both northern and southern parts of New Zealand and overnight and during Sunday morning MetService predicts them to affect central New Zealand.

MetService has issued 5 wind warnings for lower parts of the North Island.   “A period of westerly gales is expected Sunday morning. Between about 3am and 10am Sunday, severe gale gusts of 120 km/h are possible. Winds should ease late morning with the passage of the front” says the government forecaster.

The warnings affect Wellington, Horowhenua, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay.

As of 10pm gales were affecting exposed parts of Auckland, the Far North, southern tip of Wairarapa, Southland and Stewart Island.


Diana on 19/07/2009 4:35am

Well as predicted the winds were strong and remain so, Wanganui,Palmerston North, Feilding have been at the hands of mothers nature over night with the odd drizzle patch.. Winds are still strong in most of these areas, Cross winds were a concern for a few flights in and out of Palmerston north.

It was good drying wind, but washing left the lines and ending up in neighbours gardens this morning. Lessons to learn – use more pegs, ( No, the washing wasn’t mine)

Its been fine with blue skies, however clouds are being to assemble again. At least no drizzles of rain.

Phil Smith, Levin on 19/07/2009 12:36am

The wind has gone and it is 13.8dec at 12.34pm , its beautiful and calm and iv noticed some trees are starting to leaf up , roll on spring

Trish Bailey on 18/07/2009 9:30pm

Morning, it was windy and wet here in the early hours of this morning, the rain has gone, the sun is trying to break through but the trees are giving the impression that they are bending to touch their roots, though in the past hour the wind seems to have eased abit.

Chris B on 18/07/2009 12:14pm

…and it’s still calm here in Wellington. Oh wait…hang on…nope, still calm 🙂

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