Wind warn­ing for Taranaki

Taranaki Daily News - - News -

A strong wind warn­ing will be in force in Taranaki later to­day.

The fore­cast is for south­east­erly gales, with se­vere gusts of 120 kilo­me­tres an hour in ex­posed places, es­pe­cially north of and near Mt Taranaki.

‘‘Strong wind gusts could dam­age trees, pow­er­lines and un­se­cured struc­tures. Driv­ing may be haz­ardous, es­pe­cially for high-sided ve­hi­cles and mo­tor­cy­cles,’’ Met­Ser­vice said.

The warn­ing is valid from 5pm to­day to 1am to­mor­row.

A deep low was ex­pected to move across cen­tral New Zealand last night.

‘‘Strong cold souther­lies in the wake of this low are likely to bring snow to low lev­els over many South Is­land ar­eas and se­vere southerly gales to parts of cen­tral New Zealand and also Taranaki dur­ing Fri­day,’’ Met­Ser­vice said.

The Kaiko¯ura coast, Marl­bor­ough Sounds and Welling­ton also have strong wind warn­ings.

Else­where, a heavy snow warn­ing is in place for Can­ter­bury and Marl­bor­ough (south of Ward) to­day, and north­west Nel­son has a heavy rain warn­ing in place.

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