A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the Wellington, Wairarapa & Marlborough
Note the short time frame.
Valid until 07:00 pm Friday 03 September 2010
A very squally southerly change is expected to sweep over Wellington, southern Wairarapa and the Marlborough Sounds about 5pm. Winds are forecast to rise to gale and gusts could reach 110km/hr in exposed places with the southerly change before easing duriing the evening.
Wind gusts of this strength can cause some structural damage, including trees and power lines, and may make driving hazardous.
This watch will be updated by: 06:30 pm Friday 03 September 2010