Gale force northerlies are again hitting the Wellington region, although conditions aren’t too severe according to WeatherWatch.co.nz
Gusts in the past hour have reached 80km/h in the city with gusts over 105km/h on the hills. Lower Hutt is receiving gusts to 65km/h.
The gales should ease this evening.
The strong winds have helped boost Napier and Hastings to 27 degrees this hour and 25 in Kaikoura.