Wild winds brought by ex-Cyclone June which crashed into the
top of the North Island yesterday has calmed but delivered a
final blow to an Auckland property this morning - bringing a
tree down on a house and car.
The large tree came down on the Ashby Avenue property in St
Heliers just before 7am, northern fire communications shift
manager Jarron Philips said.
No injuries were reported.
At its height, the storm brought gusts of up to 90km/h at
Auckland Airport and up to 100km/h to Manukau Heads and the
More than 5500 households were without power at one stage and
firefighters were kept busy with weather-related calls coming
in "thick and fast".
Power company Vector said all its customers were reconnected
The Fire Service was called to reports of trees being felled,
roof tiles lifting and downed powerlines up until about 8pm.
"But overnight was pretty quiet," Mr Philips said.
The Fire Service reported a quiet night for the rest of the
WeatherWatch weather analyst Philip Duncan said that while
today would be hotter, sunnier and drier for many regions,
the forecast for tomorrow wasn't flash as another low
barrelled into the South Island.
"The next two or three days will be windy across a number of
regions, bringing scorching temperatures to some in the east
but perhaps below average for some in the south and west of
The winds today were likely to push temperatures in the east
of both islands into the mid-20s to early 30s.
This weekend a high pressure system would roll across the
country, bringing mostly dry and warm to hot weather.
At this stage Auckland Anniversary weekend would have two
mostly dry days, but there was a 60 per cent chance of rain
or showers on Monday, Mr Duncan said.