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    Posted: 26 July 2008 at 07:09
The forecast storm hit this morning and by lunchtime wind in the harbour was gusting 60kts. In the outer gulf up to 90kts. Combine that with a king tide at 1300hrs meant some excitement around the waterfront. For those of you who don't know Auckland. Tamaki Drive runs around the south side of the harbour, and in one place gets close to sealevel especially at king tide. I think the road has subsided a bit. In fact the sea was coming across there today. Not helped by the fact that the wind was driving the sea in to the wall as well. I decided to brave it and see what I could capture. Taken wit the the A700 and SAL18-250. Most from the safety of the car for obvious reasons and as demonstrated in a couple of photos. Had to clean the lens a few times
Hope you enjoy them.
The 1st series is by the Tamaki yacht club -normally you can stand out on the point.




The reason I stayed in the car -otherwise these buggers crept up behind you


The yacht club is also a wedding venue - check the windows to the right -yep. a wedding reception. Wetting the happy couple??


Nearer the city are boat moorings. Now what is this guy up to?


Well, just behind him is actually a bridge - and a don't think this is meant to fit there.


To the rescue


Well, actually not quite - they towed it over to the marina but it sank before it got there.





Edited by happyjack - 26 July 2008 at 07:19
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2008 at 07:44
Well done Jack. Keep everything battened-down for tonight when it will be even worse. My barometer is currently reading 976 mb, so the eye of this storm is getting closer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zk-cessnaguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2008 at 07:56
At 1200UTC (0000 Local) the storm's forcast to be directly east of us here in Auckland. Looking at the rain radar, it's showing Whangarei (in the north) is getting a poounding right now, with it tracking south-east along the coast.
It's certainly made for an interesting time at work tonight.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats
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at 1840hrs the wind speeds from Coastguard nowcasting are nearly half of what they were early afternoon:
Tiritiri hit 80kts at 1240, now a mere 47kt gust. Bean rock, 68kts, now 29 with avge of 25.
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Hi Cam & ZKC. At 6pm Cape Reinga was 967hPa - Auckland recorded at 967 so your barometer spot on. The noon synoptic chart shows the centre at 968. I did see a week or so ago a low in the southern ocean at 911!!
We are under a ridge that shelters us from the N to SE, so had no idea this morning that it was blowing stink out there. Had to listen to the coastguard to know what was happening. But looks as though it is going to the good old SW tomorrow so will get it full blast.
ZKC -what sort of jobe makes it interesting? Harbour pilot, ferry skipper, pilot?
Wonder what the Waiheke ferry was like this afternoon with outgoing king tide against 50kts in the Motuihe channel. I would think aves would have been about 6-7m with about the same between them. That can be one very small stretch of rough water. I have heard about passengers coming off crying in such conditions. Ride 'em cowboy.

Edited by happyjack - 26 July 2008 at 09:05
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2008 at 09:04
Lost power here on the East Coast Bays this afternoon for a couple of hours- and the fire service had to turn up in the morning to fix up our roof. Sigh.

Have some storm photos I need to process however...
 



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A couple from Waiake-




And one from Longbay
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Wow - that's pretty hairy weather. Nicely captured. Cudos for getting out there in amongst it.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zk-cessnaguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2008 at 11:29
Originally posted by happyjack happyjack wrote:


ZKC -what sort of jobe makes it interesting? Harbour pilot, ferry skipper, pilot?


I'm a Flight Despatcher for Air NZ. It's not every day that a 747 has to be parked into wind!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cezarL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2008 at 13:40
Hmmm... quite some storms you had there, guys!
ZK, that sounds like an interresting job :) What can one say... best of luck!
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Hang in there, guys. Thanks for capturing and posting, but stay safe. (Or if you must risk yourselves, at least protect your equipment!)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote RosieA100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2008 at 02:02
Wow, you lot have a some "weather" and looking at the latest radar and sat pics there is a bit more to come! Be careful if you have to go out!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zk-cessnaguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2008 at 05:15
Got the next three days off so I might go and see what I can capture. Knowing my luck it's going to be blue skys and light winds
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Well the warnings have been lifted and there is a sun/cloud sign in the forecast for tomorrow on the Met Service site, so you could be right.

One stupid canoeist and two fishermen dead (the latter probably because of the storm). The Herald is reporting winds of up to 167km/h in Northland during the peak and over 50,000 homes without power for varying times.

All I got was a lot of small debris shaken down from trees. I lived in Kelburn, Wellington at the time of the Wahine storm. Now that was a big one!

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