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Old 25-06-2007, 16:02   #61
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Keep your weather...

You lot have been chipping bits off your weather and sending it over here.

We've had storms, gales, rain and even snow for weeks.

We still have a 40,000 tonne bulk carrier stuck on Nobbys Beach.

Most un-Sydney-like.
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Old 25-06-2007, 22:35   #62
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Yeah we now have a large bulk carrier in trouble as well. She is shipping Iron Sand and got hit by some big waves which rolled her enough to shift her load. The vessel has made it back to Tasman Bay and is anchored in sheltered waters. They have used ballast water to right her correctly and are now in the process of moving the sand. But they say it could take months to get it moved back.
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The North Island has been hit by high winds and snow, closing roads and disrupting ferry crossings.
Hundreds of inter-island passengers were left stranded by the storm and the Desert Road was closed until lunchtime.
When crossings resumed, passengers were warned they faced a rough crossing and weere offered the chance to re-book.
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A 5m swell in Cook Strait led to the 6am Aratere and 8.25am Kaitaki services being cancelled..
when they say 5 metres they mean average 5 with the odd 7.5 metre.
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You lot have been chipping bits off your weather and sending it over here.

We've had storms, gales, rain and even snow for weeks.

We still have a 40,000 tonne bulk carrier stuck on Nobbys Beach.

Most un-Sydney-like.
First I've heard of weather patterns heading east to west. We're all sitting here blaming you guys.
Lovely day sailing today, blue skies & 15-20 knots in the harbour. Pity I can't say the same for the last few days.
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Gonna be a cracker here on Thursday. Dam tide is 8am so will only get out for a few hours.

Supposed to blow again in the weekend though. Will have my weekend Thursday and Friday.

Been a bit cold up there today though Pete. Hope you had your long Johns on.
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Mate, it was -4 over here this morning. I couldn't open the car door, it was frozen shut.
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We've got snow on the hills around us today. Probably been there a few days but now that the sun is finally out you can see why it was feeling like a fridge.
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Things are tuff over here mate. I open the Fridge door to warm the house up. ;-) :-)
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Hey Alan,
I'm going to call in to see Mike from Night train this weekend. He is over on his boat this weekend and I have never met him.
Have a look at Prime tonight at 8.30pm. It is about hurricane Floyd in the Bahamas and waves over 17m. Don't normally watch the idiot box but it sounds worth a look.

Mrs P must have seen it advertised when she was looking at ER.
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Cook coastal forecast


Issued at: 12:41 pm 6 Jul 2007 NZST Valid to: 11:59 pm 7 Jul 2007 NZST Forecast
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE*
Southeast 40 knots rising to 55 knots late afternoon or evening.


Not a breeze here in Upper Hutt. Can't see where they get the 55 from looking at the charts.
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Hey foxy , l reckon it came from the gippsland lakes..........had to go rescue my boat from the floods. the lakes (140 km long) went up nearly two metres !!Not a lot of chain left on my swing mooring.
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Southeast 40 knots rising to 55 knots late afternoon or evening.
Oh goodie, I'll meet you half way huh Darryl? ;-)
I was thinking thismorning, it's a good thing those twisters weren't in Auckland, or Pete would be out there trying to sail in the things.
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Coops, can I refer you to the anchoring thread?

Alan, they have revised it down now. Couldn't see what they were on about on the charts? bloody forecasters....

Here is the real story:
Brothers Island
at 6 pm Fri 6 JulyBrothers IslandTemperature: 8 °CWind Speed: 72 km/hWind Direction: SERainfall (last hr): 0.0 mmHumidity: 62 %Pressure: 1006 hPa

39 knots is a lot less than 55. And to think I cancelled my weekend over it!
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Oh goodie, I'll meet you half way huh Darryl? ;-)
I was thinking thismorning, it's a good thing those twisters weren't in Auckland, or Pete would be out there trying to sail in the things.
Funny you should mention that, we had a small twister ashore up here as well on Wednesday and yes, I was out sailing at the time (with the worst behaved bunch of school kids ever). Had sailed up under the bridge in a good 25 knots NW, tacked around and my crew said "looks like we're gonna get that rain soon" I said "nah, it's all to the SW of us, all good to the NW" she said "it's really building up in the SW" I said "get my rain coat" (I know her enough to listen eventually) jumped onto the mainsheet just in time for a vicious jibe as the SW kicked in. Screaming kids, shoes filling up with water, hail on my knuckles. Oh yeah, the joy of sailing.
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Welcome to my day. Except they are supposed to be Teenagers and older, they still act like 8yr olds but the deviousness is that of an older person.
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