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Mount Coca-Cola Wellington, northwest, is predicted to reach speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour in exposed areas. (File photo)
Strong winds are pounding the lower North Island, power lines and trees are falling with hurricanes, and emergency services are busy.
Powerco was reporting 1,054 properties affected in Federston by 8:30 a.m., and several closures affecting more than 1,000 other properties in Virarpa, which stretched as far north as Phatwa.
A. Severe weather warning Lower North is in most parts of the island. The northwest galaxies are predicted to reach 130 km per hour at exposed locations.
Tui McInnes of MetService said a front on the southern island was moving towards the country, accompanied by strong winds.
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“Being close to the Coke Strait, [Wellington] A good extract is obtained, which results in strong winds, “said McEnice.
The winds at Mount Coca-Cola were measuring an average of 90 kilometers per hour, at 110 kilometers per hour until 830 in the morning, McEnice said. They were expected to intensify at noon, and stay from 5.30pm to 8pm until evening.
Virarpa can expect similar growth throughout the day, he said, although changes will emerge shortly afterwards as the front faces north.
“People need to keep unsafe things safe and take care of the streets,” McEnice said.
“A good old man is a trampoline and makes driving effective with strong winds,” said McEnice.
Mike Vanua of Fire and Emergency New Zealand said they were “reasonably busy but not overly busy” with 11 wind-related calls between midnight and 7.50am in Virarapa.
He had received reports of power lines and falling trees and was attending calls for loose iron roofs in Federston.
A truck and trailer were blown up and stopped at 4:35 a.m. on the southbound lane of State Highway 2 near Mount Bruce.
No casualties were reported.
Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency advised to stop / go there and told motorists to expect delays and drive carefully.
It also issued an area warning due to strong winds on SH2 Remotaca Hill at 5.36am. Motorcycles are advised to take special care of high-wheeled vehicles and motorcycles.
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