There's a Severe Weather Warning in place for severe gales until 6pm tonight. Northwesterly winds have already been recorded gusting to 122kph in Kelburn - that's hurricane force! - and the Fire Service has been dealing with storm damage all over the region.
Winds of that strength can damage trees and powerlines (and lift roofs, blow in windows, and blow away signage) and make driving hazardous, especially for motorcycles and high-sided vehicles.
Secure loose items around your home, such as garden furniture, trampolines, rubbish bins etc, and take care out there!