Worst storm in a decade?
Posted by KiwiCam at 10:59 am in Cam's Musings...
Thanks Dino for this picture of two guys having fun in the Storm.

Thanks Dino for this picture of two guys having fun in the Storm.

We were battening down the hatches yesterday getting ready for the mother of all storms. After what we experienced last year (Ana was here going through it) I was expecting the worst.

Storm depression over the Tasman Sea (Top Middle of Picture)

Thankfully, it wasn’t so bad. We did have a lot more flooding by the looks of it though. The storm really started hitting us at around 11AM. The house was shaking sometimes with he gusts of wind. I went into town just after 2PM when the weather seemed to have settled down. The Town Centre was closed off because of flooding. That part of town always floods when we have too much rain, but due to the high tide coinciding at a peak in the storm, the flooding seems to be worse than last year. Several other parts of the Central Business District were closed off as well.

Port Road just down from The Warehouse. Notice the container, not just the roof.

Port Road just down from The Warehouse. Notice the container, not just the roof.

According to the Met service, we were to expect even worse weather at around 6PM to 8PM. This didn’t eventuate. However, I’ve woken up this morning to some pretty severe gusts of wind and heavy rain. Here are some more pictures and two videos from yesterday.

Commerce Street

Commerce Street

And one I picked up up from YouTube taken by someone else:

This coming Wednesday will be interesting though as there seems to be an even bigger storm building up, this time over the east side of NZ, in the Pacific. It looks like a biggie. Fingers crossed nothing eventuates.

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