Monday, April 12, 2010

Severe weather watch for Tuesday

Metservice has issued a Severe Weather Watch for strong winds for us on Tuesday, and some other unpleasant weather around the place.

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.

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