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Winds finally ease across the country today but return tomorrow

Sick of the wind? Well here’s a breather for you. With the exception of Cook Strait, coastal Southland and around the Southern Alps the rest of New Zealand will today finally get a break from the blustery, sometimes damaging, winds of the past week.

But it’s going to be short lived.

Many people will today no doubt be tired following a late night last night watching the election results come through – and of course thousands of people who were involved in the actual polling wouldn’t have finished up until the early hours of today.

With the election, the Rugby World Cup and a year of natural disasters it’s no surprise that some people have found the wind this past week irritating. Although Spring hasn’t been too windy overall the recent spell has been relentless for some.

Windy weather has been proven to affect your mood and can actually make some people feel worse. Others enjoy it but over time it does have the habit of wearing you down in a different way to constant rainy days.

And after a long year it’s not going to take much bad weather to stress some people out.

So the news that today will be calmer will come as a pleasant surprise for many.

And while the wind will still blow in central and southern areas it won’t be at the strength of yesterday or last week.

But make the most of it – the strong winds return overnight and come back in to force for Monday.

– Homepage image / Friday’s wind storm, Invercargill City Council


The week ahead wind-wise (generally speaking across New Zealand)

  • Monday – Strong winds for many
  • Tuesday – Winds easing nationwide
  • Wednesday – Calm, some wind from Auckland northwards
  • Thursday – Breezy for most
  • Friday – Windier again for central and southern NZ, breezy elsewhere



LM on 26/11/2011 10:05pm

It’s not blowing down south – only a slight breeze and it’s been like that since I woke at 7am.

WW Forecast Team on 26/11/2011 10:25pm

More to do with the fact we think the winds will return again later today, but possibly not until evening.  Enjoy the break in the winds 🙂

– WeatherWatch Weekends

LM on 26/11/2011 10:56pm

I will. As long as they’re not the ‘sandblasting the dust on to the windows’ type of wind, (as I’ve just washed them), then I don’t mind, lol.

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