FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST ON ALL STATIONS
THE WEATHER WATCH CENTRE HAS ISSUED A STORM ALERT FOR AUCKLAND CITY AND AUCKLAND REGION.
“Easterly gales will gust up to 110km/h in exposed parts around Auckland city tonight and up to 100km/h in exposed parts of Auckland city itself. Those especially exposed are suburbs with eastern coastlines.
Winds will peak this evening and should ease back after midnight. The direction of the wind, accompanied by heavy rain, has prompted this warning. Damage to trees and powerlines is possible. Motorists should also take extreme care on hills and the harbour bridge”. Philip Duncan, Head Weather Analyst.