Thursday, November 24, 2011

Skywatch Friday: Rain Rain go away.

These two days,
the gale is blustery,
It is howling.

You can't see them,
but it is there.
Where is the wind?

It is evident from the rubbish bin,
They have become litter themselves.
I took these wheelie bins.

Schools cancel their interschool sports meet.
Kids are restless.
It's rain day, they are cooped inside.
More gales and rain are on the way in the "classic" spring fashion, says a forecaster.

MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt said parts of the country will be pelted with heavy rain and severe gales tomorrow.

The weather warning follows a manic day yesterday which saw a Wairarapa couple crushed by a falling tree branch, floodwaters threatening the South Island West Coast and flights grounded in Wellington.

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for more heavy rain on the West Coast and a severe gale watch from south of Napier to Wellington.

Mr McDavitt said severe gales would hit Wairarapa tomorrow afternoon, and could reach up to 120km/h.

"That's strong enough to break a branch, which could take down a power line."

Southland and Westland could see rapidly rising rivers and streams after heavy rainfall, while Buller could see surface flooding and slips.

He said the heavy rain would affect regions that were already saturated.

Mr McDavitt said changeable weather patterns were a "classic spring scenario".

By Thursday and Friday a strong, cooler southwest wind flow was expected to spread across New Zealand, which could bring gales to the region between Invercargill and Dunedin, he said.


Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my!!!! I hope the wind dies down SOON!! And NO tornados!!

eileeninmd said...

I hope your weather is better soon, the rain and floods can be awful. I will wish for sunshine to brighten your days. Happy SKywatching!

Carver said...

I hope the wind and rain dies down soon.

You asked about where the birds go in the winter where I live. A lot of them are here year round. They find shelter in my over grown bushes and when it's very cold I try to help them with food, especially if it snows.

Inger-M said...

Sounds familiar, we're expecting a gale on Friday/Saturday with extreme waves up to 25 meters on the coast. Fortunately the full force of it will hit a bit further north. Good for us, but bad for the people there. Hope it turns for the better soon.

Kim, USA said...

I hope no tornadoes or any kind of storm at your place. Here in Michigan my first time to experience our Thanksgiving is sunny! We have a beautiful weather. Keep safe!


Pretty Life Online said...

the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness.... Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

Indrani said...

Oh! Too much is disappointing.

Jim said...

Sydney - City and Suburbs

Al said...

Oh my! Hope you're okay!

Judy said...

Sounds like it has been a challenging couple of days in your part of the world! Hope no one else was injured!!!

genie said... looks like you got a bit of wind with the rain. Hope the rain stops before too much longer. Enjoyed your post this week. Sorry to be so late responding. genie

The JR said...

It's been raining here for several days now.