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I find it fascinating that there is so much pattern in our weather, and I find it frustrating when, sometimes, chaotically, one of them behaves slightly differently, as in this case producing wayward winds for Auckland.
Written by Chris Webster, Meteorologist.
If you were in New Zealand in the mid '70s you may remember a particularly strong wind-storm that devastated many parts of the eastern South Island. It struck on 1 August 1975, doing a huge amount of damage to pine trees in the Eyrewell and Balmoral forests in particular. To give you an idea of the power of this storm, some of the peak recorded winds and gusts were:
From Wednesday 01 July 2009, MetService has been providing a Severe Thunderstorm Warning Service. This blog entry explains why we are able to do this, why warnings of thunderstorms are different from warnings of broad-scale weather events, which parts of New Zealand they will apply for, how you can receive them and what actions you can take to protect yourself.
Written By Chris Noble Meteorologist
MetService forecaster James Lunny (second from right) manning our trade display at last week’s National Fieldays.
MetService has been attending Fieldays for the past 15 years, and this year our display proved as popular as ever, attracting several thousand people.
A call for a new name for a variety of cloud.
Written by Chris Webster, Meteorologist
Red sky at night, Shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, Sailor’s warning. I'm not going to argue about shepherds and sailors; that’s not important here. The questions are: “Is it a useful saying? Does is work? If it works, why?” And, “Why is the sky blue?”