Northwesterly gales - 2nd round

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Red warning for foothills and high country.
Wind freshening here in Chch, but still far from gale. Nice and calm on Port Hills (Rapaki) this morning.
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Thanks Will for restoring the forum before this windy event.
Sad to loose the info of the previous wind event 2 days ago. :(
Anyway, wind starting to pick up here now when it was calm before with a slight southerly.?
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Has been the odd gust here over the course of the day but certainly nothing to complain about yet. Lovely and mild here at the moment - 18 degrees. Another night of broken sleep is on the cards if the forecast holds.
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Wind really cranking through Burnthill oxford area. Gust 120kph already.
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Looks serious inland tonight from Metservice and NIWA numbers and wording, and also the evidence from the other day. Light winds in Lyttelton now after a calm day but picking up a bit.
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Might just group in with this that there's a significant thunder risk with this front, high risk inland/mountains/Southland so likely some downpours, moderate for coastal Canterbury and Otago tomorrow evening.
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Chris W wrote: Sun 12/09/2021 17:14 Might just group in with this that there's a significant thunder risk with this front, high risk inland/mountains/Southland so likely some downpours, moderate for coastal Canterbury abs Otago tomorrow evening.
Might be a lightning show along the Alps like the other night :smile:
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Nothing special weatherwise 12 mls this afternoon and near gale northerlies this morning
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Looking very lightning active around the Fiordland area at the moment.
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So they had a reporter up on the port hills for the 6pm tv1 news talking about a red warning
and it was calm
not the best look
but the canty NWer is like that.
someone though must be getting it..you could tell by the NW arch in the sky :)
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Awhituobs wrote: Sun 12/09/2021 18:26 So they had a reporter up on the port hills for the 6pm tv1 news talking about a red warning
and it was calm
not the best look
but the canty NWer is like that.
someone though must be getting it..you could tell by the NW arch in the sky :)
Calm here now with clear skies and a cloud/rain band cloud along the Alps. Calm before the storm maybe?
Yes. I can remember TV One reporter who did a feature of the NZThS many years ago, Got me stand on the roof to look out for thunderstorms on a perfectly clear sunny blue dome day.
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Awhituobs wrote: Sun 12/09/2021 18:26 So they had a reporter up on the port hills for the 6pm tv1 news talking about a red warning
and it was calm
not the best look
but the canty NWer is like that.
someone though must be getting it..you could tell by the NW arch in the sky :)
Winds really starting to build in methven and surrounding towns.
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Rolling thunder here for the last 30min, not a lot of rain yet
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Wind really picking up here now!! Hopefully it won't get too bad,but pretty gusty and noisy with it at the moment.
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Andy wrote: Sun 12/09/2021 19:18 Rolling thunder here for the last 30min, not a lot of rain yet
Where is here mate?
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I think he is from Alexandra.
Interesting radar readings around Dunedin from the Otago radar.
Reports of lightning starting a forest fire around the back of Mosgiel.
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Fantastic lightning display from Halswell looking towards the Alps right now
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Razor wrote: Sun 12/09/2021 23:11 Fantastic lightning display from Halswell looking towards the Alps right now
Flashing away since about 9pm from here. Even heard a distant rumble of thunder, just before 11pm :smile:
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Lots of rumbly thunder sounds going off at the moment with lots of sheet lightning to the west. :smile:
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Continual lightning to the west and south of here. Very spectacular
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Calm here now and we have just had an amazing elevated strike of lightning over us with a nice round of thunder :smile:
coming onto rain now, and another one just now which had a elongated dump to the end of it. 0_o
Thunderstorm now moving over Geraldine from the west.
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Impressive amount of lightning for sure!

A bit of satellite and lightning animation:
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Hokitika at 2am reporting NNE 50 km/h winds gusting to 78km/h with a thunderstorm ahead of the main front - very good low level helicity for sure and an environment conducive to tornadoes.
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Raining, and thunder heard here a few minutes ago.
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