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Tropical Cyclone Wilma

Old Jan 27th 2011, 3:28 pm
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Default Tropical Cyclone Wilma

Not sure how many of you this is likely to affect, but there are bound to be a few.

TC Wilma is a nasty looking creature and is exepcted to menace the north of the North Island over the next few days

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/
From high seas, severe gales and heavy rain, some parts of the upper North Island will be in for a rough 24 to 36 hours, while nearby regions will be completely spared, as the strong but small cyclone zips by on Saturday.


http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohe...hirgmscol.html
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 8:31 pm
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Thanks Poll.

There was something about it on the news last evening.
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 8:36 pm
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Weather fearing babies! I laugh at a slight breeze and it’s not even raining .
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Surf's up - yay!!!
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 10:46 pm
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Weather fearing babies! I laugh at a slight breeze and it’s not even raining .
You're so hard.
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 10:52 pm
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Can´t you just sense the Thundercat racers getting ready

From the wind maps then it could get nasty or not depending on slight variations in the track it takes as Wilma is small but strong(ish) still.....
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Not sure how many of you this is likely to affect, but there are bound to be a few.

TC Wilma is a nasty looking creature and is exepcted to menace the north of the North Island over the next few days

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/
From high seas, severe gales and heavy rain, some parts of the upper North Island will be in for a rough 24 to 36 hours, while nearby regions will be completely spared, as the strong but small cyclone zips by on Saturday.

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohe...hirgmscol.html


Great link, just look at that storm off NE Queensland! what on earth are you worried about in NZ ?
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 11:07 pm
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Oooh, now the forecast on Newstalk ZB is using wind speeds of 150-200kph
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 11:20 pm
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Not good, batten down those hatches and put your garden furniture away.
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 11:30 pm
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My parents-in-law are due to fly back to the UK from Auckland tonight at 11pm....mmmmmmm
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 11:35 pm
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My parents-in-law are due to fly back to the UK from Auckland tonight at 11pm....mmmmmmm
No flying at those windspeeds I would think, even a 747 would just go straight up with no takeoff run.....

What are the airline (Air NZ?) saying?
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Old Jan 27th 2011, 11:56 pm
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They've tried Air New Zealand last night and this morning but can't get through. They've decided to head to the airport around 6/7pm and take it from there. They're staying with relatives so worst come to the worst, they can easily stay a few days longer and escape the cold (which I think rather appeals to them!)
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.................has arrived
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Old Jan 28th 2011, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by bolton1 View Post
.................has arrived
And here....but not that bad....just a bit windy...
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Old Jan 29th 2011, 1:55 am
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Had a lot of rain last night but nowhere near as bad as it was last sunday.
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