Here’s the latest; the winds have now swung around to the SW in Stratford. Also, the pressure there has been on the rise for the last hour. This is a pretty good indication that the eye of the storm has made landfall.
Except it hasn’t.
It appears that the “eye” will actually stay off shore as it passes south of Taranaki and Manawatu-Wanganui. It will likely make landfall just north of Wellington around Levin and Foxton.
Does this more southerly track change anything? Not that much in terms of the weather you will see. It will still be very windy for the next several hours. Pockets of moderate to heavy rain will continue about the upper SI and around Wellington as we approach sunrise.
on 3/03/2012 3:03am
God Bless you all.
on 2/03/2012 7:51pm
Its been a terrible night winds gusting to god knows what – its been horrific, we have had a tree blow down in the garden – its cold and raining – the weather report made light of weather in taranaki we are in stratford but I bet the wind gusts where over 100 km easy.
on 2/03/2012 5:44pm
Been totally still and calm all night in Pahiatua, as far as I know???? Is it still coming or what??? Quite a few heavy showers of rain but…