Blustery winds around the lower North Island have disrupted
travel plans and caused damage to several properties.
A flight from Dunedin to Wellington earlier today was
diverted to Palmerston North due to strong winds.
According to MetService, gusts of up to 83km/h have been
recorded at the airport.
A Wellington Airport spokeswoman said they were monitoring
Passengers should check the airport website or their airline
for possible flight delays, she said.
Meanwhile, the Fire Service have attended at least three
weather-related jobs in Wairarapa and Wellington.
A spokesman from the Central communications centre said the
jobs included attending to a shattered window and roofing
which had come loose.
MetService meteorologist John Law said a severe wind warning
was in place for Wairarapa and Wellington until tomorrow
Gusts of up to 126 km/h had been recorded at Wellington
Botanic Garden, Kelburn this afternoon, Mr Law said.
The waterfront had been hit by gusts up to 102km/h today.
Winds are expected to peak this afternoon, with gusts of up
to 130km/h expected, he said.
"They will ease Friday."
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