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Old 18-08-2004, 14:12   #1
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Hi all, We just had a real good Storm here in NZ. Nothing like the Hurricane you guy's had a tast of. But we had wind Gusts of 180Kph and 14M (46ft) waves through the Cook Straight. N o I wasn't out in it, the boat was tucked up nicely in her Berth.
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Old 18-08-2004, 16:00   #2
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Yes I heard about that. Understand it's being compared to the Wahine storm, 1968?

I used to live on my boat in Wellington (Chaffers), are you Wellington based? We sailed from there in 2000 to UK, yacht Peer Gynt II.

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I was in Tauranga during the Wahine storm and do not remember any nasty weather at all. It was just more nasty weather for Wellington it seemed at the time, but since then the TV tells me it was a storm. Someone a Grieg fan ? BC Mike C
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Hi RPC, no we are based across the ditch in Pelorus Sound. Pity I didn't know you back when you weere here.
Hi BC Mike, this one was more localised in the lower to Mid North island area. They have had there extremes of Rain this Winter, with a lot of flooding. Wellington only got the extremem wind, but that is Wellington. Actually the gust of 180Kph was measured on top of a hill and it is nothing out of the usuall for that area of our country. There is a lot of Air mass trying to squeez through that gap of water.
But I guess the different direction of wind exposed a lot of buildings to winds gust beyond the norm. The Airport lost its roof. But most of the damage was rain causing slips and floods.
I remember the Wahine storm, but I was only 6 or 7 at the time.
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