Thursday, July 24, 2008

And the wild weather continues

Yesterday's exciting weather caused problems all over the region - huge swells, heavy rains, closed roads, derailed trains, flooding, slips, huge traffic delays. People in Levin now have to boil their water as their treatment plant was affected by flooding. Stuff has an article on it here -

And now we can expect strong southerly gales with 70km/h winds gusting to 120km/h in exposed places until about 11pm tonight. Winds that strong can damage trees, powerlines, and insecure roofs, as well as push large vehicles around on roads - so be careful out there!

EDIT: 4:50pm
Ferry sailings and some flights out of Wellington have been cancelled due to the strong winds and high seas.

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