Friday, June 21, 2013

Winter storm

Wellington has been hit with one of the worst storms in several decades. Overnight we had gusts of wind up to 200 km/h (125 mph). The airport is closed, the ferries aren't running (15m swells in Cook Strait), the trains aren't running into Wellington from the Hutt Valley and many buses aren't running.

Lots of houses are without power. We could look out the window this morning while it was still dark and see several suburbs without lights on.

We weathered the storm pretty well. The only damage was to a trellis that gives a bit of privacy on the south side of the house.

The trellis used to extend across the window

But this is where it is now

We heard lots of crashes and bangs in the night. Some of them would have been these trees on the Council land just next to our house. I am not too sad as they had grown a bit too tall and were blocking the sun in our back garden. They did however provide some privacy from the path.

Snapped at ground level

Our fence on the right

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