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.