One flight from Tokyo was diverted to Auckland Ap even due to the wind..Man hit by storm-felled tree in Canterbury dies
Posted at 2:25pm on 14 Nov 2006
A man has died in Christchurch Hospital after being hit by a tree in high winds near Hanmer in north Canterbury.
It is believed that he was attempting to clear debris from the road when another tree fell on him.
Wild weather has affected roads, rivers and air travel in Canterbury and gale force winds are now hitting southern parts of the North Island.
NZCH METAR 140000Z 30021G34KT 270V330 20KM VCRA FEW050 23/13 Q0988 WS RWY29 WS RWY02 NOSIG RMK SEV TURB REP BLW 8000FT REDUCED
Fine, warm and windy here this afternoon.