The seas off New Zealand’s east coast remain dangerous today more than 24 hours since a tsunami passed by reports WeatherWatch.co.nz.
The GeoNet website clearly shows a choppy sea especially about Gisborne.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says although the seas are relatively calm people need to be aware of dangerous underwater rips that may not be visible.
The forecasting site recommends people stay out of the sea until at least Tuesday.
on 3/03/2010 5:47am
I just had to bring this over to this article too.. maybe others will agree, that powers to be are to blame for using usual words that many of the young are not familiar with:.
Tsunami – vs tidal Wave
Well.. maybe if the Powers to Be.. used proper English and refer to it as a “Tidal Wave” rather than ” Tsunami”. Then the idiots who when out to the edge of the foreshore to watch it, may have used their brains and took note of what authorities were trying to tell them.
And just maybe they would have listened.
More So, just think, if any of those waves did do damage as they well could well have done, then maybe those idiots who went to the beach deserved to get what they get (bowled). They can not sue or complain – they were not told to stay away, they chose to exercise their right to ignore, if they survived. Or maybe they played ignorance because the word “Tsunami” means nothing to them – but the word “Tidal Wave” does.
Use the word “TIDAL WAVE” and just may be we see a different response, just may be.. Now think! about that.
on 1/03/2010 8:12am
Excuse me but WHY is there data for every place except Dunedin?