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Winds may cause some flight delays

Weather conditions over the next week and a half may not create the smoothest flying conditions predicts

A very strong westerly belt will surge up over New Zealand tomorrow bringing strong to gale force winds off and on over the next 10 days. says that the majority of flights will hopefully be unaffected but some smaller aircrafts may find conditions too blustery to land and take off – which could lead to delays or cancellations.

Boeing and Airbus aircrafts are unlikely to be affected.

It’s hard to predict which days will be worse with the strong winds coming and going across the country over the next 10 days, shifting back and forth from North Island to South Island.

Air passengers who are travelling on small regional planes (props not jets) are advised to keep up to date with the latest weather news at

For possible flight delays or cancellations please contact your airline directly via their website.  Or use the airport’s website to see the full list of arrival and departure times for all airlines.

Ash Update

On a side note the ash cloud remains well south of both New Zealand and Australia today and isn’t expected to cause flying issues for the next couple of days at least.

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David on 5/07/2011 3:08am

When flying on a turbulent day I always said to friends that the flight was via “White Knuckle Airways”


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