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I went for a drive to Rakaia around 5:30pm but a bit too late for the storms, can't confirm any hail unfortunately Weather Watcher but it seems likely some would've occured. Deno's family in Ashburton could have some idea as to any hail that may have fallen there?

That NW that sprung up ahead of the front here in Chch I think wasn't good for the front and feared it may happen, otherwise the storms could've moved up over us but they did the usual route of Ashburton then offshore.

Cool to hear the report of a Tornado. :D

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I am not surprised about action in Tauranga, stormvue was having a ball around BOP earlier on. Nothing terribly exciting here except for windy wild squalls followed by moments of stillness that make it seem very surreal.
I guess the wind gusts are around 35kts. It should be great up at the lighthouse.

I can't make it, bugger. Have a friend arriving from New Plymouth (long journey for him I should imagine).
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Cool to hear the report of a Tornado.
ZB had dropped the story on their 1pm news so it can't have been much.
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Not completely over for us down south - had a tiny bit of hail in central Chch about an hour ago. Otherwise it's been sunny with passing clouds, but the cold southerly is still gusty at times.
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just about to head up the ligthhouse now :)
(nowcasting reports gusting to 57kts there at the moment, but i suspect bigger gusts this arvo )
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miserable down here, cold 6.8C and raining 42mm today . only good thing is the wind has stopped completely.
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Lots of nice cells about.. thundery to the SE of here. :)
Baro continues to slide.. now at 989.0mb, and cool on 12.6C.
had some brief small hail too.
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Gale SW change arrived here in last 30 mins unfortunately colder and 8/8 now here
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back now...
windy,but not as much as I thought
a ship came in over the bar... 8)
we have had 44 knot gust here now...

some hail just before i headed up there

update, gusting to 46kts here now.... 8)

checking this site, down the coast line:
http://www.weather-display.com/windy/otherdat.htm
the whole time I was up at the lighthouse, the wind was only half of what it was before and after I was there, arggh!!!
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alrighty, gusting to 50kts (93kmh) here now at our place, from the WSW now :)
strongest SWer for a while
look out michael!

update, gusting 66kts at the signal station now....man, I left to come home too early!
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Aaron J Wilkinson wrote:I went for a drive to Rakaia around 5:30pm but a bit too late for the storms.....
Thanks Aaron.
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Got to be way over 100km/h here, phone was out for 3 hours. It’s crazy out there. I nearly got blown off the road travelling at 60km/h, branches down everywhere, train barriers jammed down in Clark St(likely weather related) hail and driving rain. I had to put a sledge hammer on the laser light roof to stop it from ripping off. You guys sure this thing hasn't bombed?
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Looks like the wind just blew away Eden Park...... :shock:

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New Lynns a bit of a wind tunnel sometimes. The sirens have started now(Then again it is west Auckland) ;)
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Perhaps they could build it in Sth Auckland,it would get blown to Chile
Razor wrote:Looks like the wind just blew away Eden Park...... :shock:

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LOL. Am amazed at how far the pressure keeps dropping!
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baro rising here now, dipped at 989.7 just before 3pm here
update gusting to 71kts (131kmh) at the heads now , listening into the nowcasting!
man, i was up there in the calm before the storm!

getting streadily windier and windier here
marine foreast of gusts to 50kts needs upgrading a bit.....as most of the nowcasting stations are going way over that speed now
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Manukau heads observer wrote:update gusting to 71kts (131kmh) at the heads now , listening into the nowcasting!
Ah, but whats the mean speed Brian? ;)
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52kts,average, with that gust report, at the signal station


mean speed around 35kts here at our place at the moment :)

live updates of the winds here at the moment:
http://www.weather-display.com/windy/gb/flash/
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update, just had a 10 minute average speed of 38kts exceeded here now
(so its a full gale SW now)
(which sent out a warning email to people on my weather alert list :) )

update, gusted to 52kts here now.
Tiri island, in the hauraki gulf, gusting to 70kts now
marine forecast was too low....
Biggest SW blow of the year here

i did saw it was going to be a good blow here!

Aiport metar at 4pm:
from the WSW (240 degrees) at 47 MPH (41 KT) gusting to 63 MPH (55 KT)
update, now averaging 59kts at the signal station
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ahh its good seeing other people have strong wind instead of me... ;)
still dead calm here... :P hope it lasts a while, a month of strong westerlies here has taken its toll lol

barometer rising, up 1mb in last hour
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met service now put out a warning on the SW gales occuring:
AREA/S AFFECTED: NORTHLAND AND AUCKLAND
FORECAST:
Southwest gales with frequent gusts to 120 km/h are expected during
the next few hours. Winds should ease below gale from about 8pm this
evening.
but, why could they not have put that out this morning?
you could see it was going to be windy, looking at the sat picture , etc
i have been telling people around here to batten down the hatches for the last couple of days...

update: have had some power cuts here....
not quite as windy as was just before 5pm....

manuaky harbour looks awesome...can see big areas of spray lifting up into the air
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Looks like it's cold and wet over a large part of the North Island, with 4pm temperatures probably what's normal during a cold outbreak in winter, eg 10C in Auckland. Only about 11C in Chch, but the sun's shining.
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tich wrote:Looks like it's cold and wet over a large part of the North Island, with 4pm temperatures probably what's normal during a cold outbreak in winter, eg 10C in Auckland. Only about 11C in Chch, but the sun's shining.
Snow on Mt Herbert on Banks Peninsula viewed from Burnside Park on the northern side of Christchurch taken about 4:30pm today. Sugarloaf with the TV tower on the right. Thought I saw some snow near the tower this morning but without going up there it was difficult to be sure.
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Snow on Mt Herbert on Banks Peninsula viewed from Burnside Park on the northern side of Christchurch taken about 4:30pm today. Sugarloaf with the TV tower on the right. Thought I saw some snow near the tower this morning but without going up there it was difficult to be sure.
Should've been a bit on the Port Hills, going by the fact that it got down to 2C in Chch during the rain last night. But, I guess it would've melted quickly.
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I've just been to the Trademe Forum, and a poster has just reported there's been a big hailstorm at Mt Maunganui, leaving a snow-like blanketing.
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