Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Chris W
Posts: 1444
Joined: Tue 04/11/2014 18:13
Location: Lyttelton
Has thanked: 947 times
Been thanked: 362 times

Re: Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Unread post by Chris W »

Little wind heard overnight in Lyttelton, heavy rain this morning however. Hopefully some good daytime heating before those cold uppers come by this evening.
User avatar
Lawrence
Posts: 919
Joined: Mon 25/06/2007 09:11
Location: Kirwee,Selwyn,Canterbury,157m ASL
Has thanked: 114 times
Been thanked: 50 times

Re: Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Unread post by Lawrence »

Fantastic light show here and large,loud thunder rolls from about 04:15, followed by torrential rain around approximately 04:40. Very sleepless but exciting night.
Chris W
Posts: 1444
Joined: Tue 04/11/2014 18:13
Location: Lyttelton
Has thanked: 947 times
Been thanked: 362 times

Re: Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Unread post by Chris W »

Metservice on the radio seeming to say the severe gusts held themselves more to exposed higher country areas than anticipated, as opposed to the plains/lower levels, so good news there. Hearing reports of long, loud thunder in North Canterbury last night as well.
User avatar
TonyT
Moderator
Posts: 2765
Joined: Thu 08/05/2003 11:09
Location: Amberley, North Canterbury
Has thanked: 325 times
Been thanked: 987 times

Re: Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Unread post by TonyT »

Chris W wrote: Mon 13/09/2021 08:33 Metservice on the radio seeming to say the severe gusts held themselves more to exposed higher country areas than anticipated, as opposed to the plains/lower levels, so good news there. Hearing reports of long, loud thunder in North Canterbury last night as well.
Yes, there was distant long period thunder. Winds were in line with yesterday's model guidance and well less than we experienced last Friday.
darcyplumb
Posts: 380
Joined: Sun 06/12/2020 20:15
Location: Ashburton
Has thanked: 759 times
Been thanked: 203 times

Re: Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Unread post by darcyplumb »

Chris W wrote: Mon 13/09/2021 08:33 Metservice on the radio seeming to say the severe gusts held themselves more to exposed higher country areas than anticipated, as opposed to the plains/lower levels, so good news there. Hearing reports of long, loud thunder in North Canterbury last night as well.
Yes I would agree with this for Ashburton. They were gusty during the night but nothing more than a typical spring norwester. Friday was certainly a lot stronger.
User avatar
mikestormchaser
Posts: 2527
Joined: Sat 03/06/2006 20:11
Location: Rolleston, Canterbury
Has thanked: 164 times
Been thanked: 308 times

Re: Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Unread post by mikestormchaser »

Chris W wrote: Mon 13/09/2021 06:51 Little wind heard overnight in Lyttelton, heavy rain this morning however. Hopefully some good daytime heating before those cold uppers come by this evening.
There are two SW changes today. One early afternoon and then that dies away then another later this evening. I'd be watching the one later this evening if anything happens
Mike
Stormchasers.co.nz
NZ Thunderstorm Soc
Posts: 17272
Joined: Wed 12/03/2003 22:08
Location: Raukapuka Geraldine
Has thanked: 1279 times
Been thanked: 998 times

Re: Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

darcyplumb wrote: Mon 13/09/2021 09:31
Chris W wrote: Mon 13/09/2021 08:33 Metservice on the radio seeming to say the severe gusts held themselves more to exposed higher country areas than anticipated, as opposed to the plains/lower levels, so good news there. Hearing reports of long, loud thunder in North Canterbury last night as well.
Yes I would agree with this for Ashburton. They were gusty during the night but nothing more than a typical spring norwester. Friday was certainly a lot stronger.
Yes I noticed that too in Geraldine, whilst the winds were strong, there were no really strong gusts within it like experienced in the early hours of Friday. Another thing too when it did come onto thunder around midnight, the wind dropped and came onto rain.
JohnGaul
NZThS
Locked