Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another Severe Thunderstorm Watch & more wind & rain

The MetService has issued another Severe Thunderstorm Watch affecting much of the country, so expect more of this weekend's weather through tomorrow as well, easing by Tuesday afternoon.

The thunderstorms can bring very heavy rain, so watch for surface flooding and rising streams & rivers. There's also the possibility of very localised strong wind gusts and tornadoes, just like yesterday's one in Waikanae.

Also expect severe NW gales overnight tonight with wind speeds of 70km/h gusting to 140km/h in exposed places.

Winds that strong can damage buildings, trees & powerlines and make driving dangerous.

It's all a bit of a nasty mix, so take extra care when you are out and about over the next couple of days!

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