A vigorous front is expected to move northeast over the South Island and southern North Island tomorrow (Tuesday). Squally thunderstorms associated with the front could bring a brief period of heavy rain and strong winds. Some places may also experience heavy rain or strong winds over a more widespread area and not necessarily associated with the thunderstorms.
Gale north or northwest winds are also likely to affect [...] Wellington hills from Tuesday evening until early Wednesday morning. Gusts could reach 100 km/h or
more,especially about Wellington (including the Rimutaka Hill road). Although these winds are just below warning strength, they may cause damage to poorly secured structures and cause problems for drivers.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Metservice has issued a Severe Weather Watch for strong winds for us on Tuesday, and some other unpleasant weather around the place.