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Topic # 142482 14-Mar-2014 13:19
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I know that it hasn't hit NZ yet, but it will by Saturday.

What area are you in and are you taking any precautions before it hits?

I'm in the Manawatu.

So far, I've been around the house and packed away any loose objects, cleared leaves and grass off a few sump grilles and cleared rubbish off the council storm water drain outside on the road from us.

Perhaps some Geekzoners from Auckland/Northland can let us know when it hits and how bad it is? Cheers.




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  Reply # 1005571 14-Mar-2014 13:21
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We are north of Auckland and in the middle of building a house lol - have taken measures to make sure it doesn't get blown over - cleaned out the gutters/drains etc....

Expect rain about 9pm tonight and for it to get pretty heavy around 3am.

Confession.... I like weather like this...

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  Reply # 1005572 14-Mar-2014 13:22
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Check guttering and any dry brittle limbs on trees the summer can make these vulnerable in high winds or heavy rain.




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  Reply # 1005573 14-Mar-2014 13:23
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To tell you the truth, I'm looking forward to the rain. Our lawn is way more brown than green so that at least will be good for the plant life.




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  Reply # 1005576 14-Mar-2014 13:24
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KiwiNZ: Check guttering and any dry brittle limbs on trees the summer can make these vulnerable in high winds or heavy rain.


Yeah actually we have a lot of trees and expect quite a few branches to come down if the wind gets high enough.

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  Reply # 1005582 14-Mar-2014 13:35
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I could mount a small sail on my wheelchair and see what speeds I could achieve




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  Reply # 1005586 14-Mar-2014 13:40
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On the Whangaparaoa Peninsula on side of a hill.... we always get flooded with a decent downpour, so expecting this to happen.... thing is, we're away and the house sitters will have to be told what to do etc.... fingers crossed the new drainage the council put in works, but I have my doubts....

Otherwise, took down shade cloth, shifted everything to one corner of the deck under cover and cleaned drains out. Not much else we can do.

Im hoping it bypasses us, I dont want to get home to a flood again.




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  Reply # 1005587 14-Mar-2014 13:41
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I too have to admit i love weather like what is predicted! guess it is the rush with getting prepared.

I am in Hamilton. This morning there was a nice red sky as the sun rose. It was sunny out (with high cloud) earlier but it appears to have darkened a bit in the last 30 mins. Still high cloud.

I will be pinning the tramp to the ground when i get home, dont want that flying away. other than that we are pretty set.

This shows the predicted/acutal path at the moment
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html

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  Reply # 1005591 14-Mar-2014 13:48
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jaymz: I too have to admit i love weather like what is predicted! guess it is the rush with getting prepared.

I am in Hamilton. This morning there was a nice red sky as the sun rose. It was sunny out (with high cloud) earlier but it appears to have darkened a bit in the last 30 mins. Still high cloud.

I will be pinning the tramp to the ground when i get home, dont want that flying away. other than that we are pretty set.

This shows the predicted/acutal path at the moment
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html


Tramps are shockers in this weather! Have heard stories of them ending up in odd places!

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http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=total_precipitable_water/orthographic=-176.51,-33.31,1536

"Earth" is menu. Updates every 3 hrs

I note the prediction ( if you go forward a day) is for this to slide off to the west a bit , although it's not much. The wind speeds don't look too bad, but the water is significant, 55kg/square meter !

Lets hope not too many power cuts. If the internet went down with this many people stuck inside we'd all have to play cards and talk :)

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Might finally get some exciting weather in the Waikato, its been Sunny for a long time and grass everywhere is brown/dead

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Not expecting Wellington to be too much different than usual. Bit or rain, bit of wind. Bought beer supplies, however I don't think the weather influenced this.

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DarthKermit: I know that it hasn't hit NZ yet, but it will by Saturday.


No doubt massively over-hyped by the weather forecasters and news media, as usual.

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  Reply # 1005616 14-Mar-2014 14:19
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Buzz Bumble:

DarthKermit: I know that it hasn't hit NZ yet, but it will by Saturday.


No doubt massively over-hyped by the weather forecasters and news media, as usual.


its better to be over warned than under prepared.




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  Reply # 1005617 14-Mar-2014 14:24
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meh. i'm on 9 floor, north facing, auckland central. might clean my ashtray or let nature clean it.




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  Reply # 1005631 14-Mar-2014 14:34
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Good god man!

I knew there was a reason as to why my girlfriend purchased Monopoly the other day.

...I may not make it out alive.





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