Sting in tail of storm; more unsettled weather on way

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 Hauraki Gulf.

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 overnight.

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 country.

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 nation."

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.


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