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# 143506 17-Apr-2014 09:02
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Well I have to say, this is the worst weather I've seen in quite a while. Much worse than the predicted storm the press made so much hoodoo about a few weeks/months back. 

Beginning to wonder if weather prediction is based on astrology :) 

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  # 1026613 17-Apr-2014 09:05
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We have had rain in the Wairarapa every day since the clocks changed. Literally - every day.





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  # 1026615 17-Apr-2014 09:09
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And then to add to it a cut fibre out West Auckland

 
 
 
 


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  # 1026619 17-Apr-2014 09:17
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Yep, this is worse than Lusi, where are all the news reports and reporters being blown over??

Of course, it is my fault I'm sorry - I'm due to go away on holiday at lunchtime... (local, not overseas). My wife has to come over from Waiheke at lunchtime and they are muttering about cancelling boats.

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  # 1026637 17-Apr-2014 09:35
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networkn: Well I have to say, this is the worst weather I've seen in quite a while. Much worse than the predicted storm the press made so much hoodoo about a few weeks/months back. 

Beginning to wonder if weather prediction is based on astrology :) 


It's a forecast based on modelling  not a prediction based on guess work or a statement of coming fact. These tropical or ex tropical weather systems are incredibly unstable and fit at the edges of modelling.





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  # 1026648 17-Apr-2014 09:37
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Geektastic: We have had rain in the Wairarapa every day since the clocks changed. Literally - every day.


Same in Wellington - no surprise there, it's usually worse here than there. At least the forecast has changed so we may not get a solid month of rain.

The lawn likes it.

It's a bit wet in Wellington but as yet nothing really significant today.

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  # 1026655 17-Apr-2014 09:42
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Geektastic: We have had rain in the Wairarapa every day since the clocks changed. Literally - every day.


I was in the Wairarapa a fortnight ago on Saturday to buy meat at Greytown and the weather was stunning, very warm and then ........bam crap since. Oh well no water no us.




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  # 1026666 17-Apr-2014 09:45
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Was an exciting motorbike ride into the city today! :-)

 
 
 
 




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  # 1026667 17-Apr-2014 09:46
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Mark: Was an exciting motorbike ride into the city today! :-)


Jeeze couldn't pay me to ride a bike in weather like this!

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  # 1026674 17-Apr-2014 09:51
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Mark: Was an exciting motorbike ride into the city today! :-)


What the!!!! I would have to turn around go back home to change my pants tongue-out




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networkn:
Mark: Was an exciting motorbike ride into the city today! :-)


Jeeze couldn't pay me to ride a bike in weather like this!


I did consider bailing, but I'd started so I'd finish!

Wasn't the only loon on the highway :-)

Of course my 100% waterproof gear turned out to not be so 100% :-(

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Mark:
networkn:
Mark: Was an exciting motorbike ride into the city today! :-)


Jeeze couldn't pay me to ride a bike in weather like this!


I did consider bailing, but I'd started so I'd finish!

Wasn't the only loon on the highway :-)

Of course my 100% waterproof gear turned out to not be so 100% :-(


Where do you ride from? I live out west and seriously considered it but changed my mind, and hence sat in traffic for over and hour (35 just on Lincoln road).  The North Western gets really bad in this weather, mind you the Bridge would be real fun on a bike!

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Mark:
networkn:
Mark: Was an exciting motorbike ride into the city today! :-)


Jeeze couldn't pay me to ride a bike in weather like this!


I did consider bailing, but I'd started so I'd finish!

Wasn't the only loon on the highway :-)

Of course my 100% waterproof gear turned out to not be so 100% :-(


Where do you ride from? I live out west and seriously considered it but changed my mind, and hence sat in traffic for over and hour (35 just on Lincoln road).  The North Western gets really bad in this weather, mind you the Bridge would be real fun on a bike!


I live up in Mangawhai ... 100km each way every day ... Takes an hour and 5 minutes usually, today took an hour and 20. From Albany is the worst, lane split from there to the city.

I used to live out in Titirangi (moved this Jan) so probably saw you. :-)

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networkn: Well I have to say, this is the worst weather I've seen in quite a while. Much worse than the predicted storm the press made so much hoodoo about a few weeks/months back. 

Beginning to wonder if weather prediction is based on astrology :) 


I don't recall tamaki drive ever being closed in my youth going back some 30 years. 

It makes you wonder whether sea levels have risen as these storm/spring tide road closures seem to be a recent thing. 

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hasnt been a lot of rain yet.  It is a wind driven light rain.   But winds are strong here even blown containers over at the port.  Schools have lot shade sails and trees are down.  Thankfully our power is underground so we seldom lose power here.  But winds stronger than Lusi was




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Drove from Puhoi to Daragville this morning  wild n windy, nasty smash just north of Kaiwaka - looks like a boat flipped over in the wind and smacked into a few other cars - saw a cooling fan sitting on it's lonesome just a few meters away ..

The amount of spray coming sideways from trucks is astonishing - complete whiteout for 3-4 seconds at times !!! Don't know why it hasn't been mandated for trucks to have tyre spray suppressors, especially for travelling on our rural roads, though motorways can also supply a goodly amount of truck spray !!

Not to mention muppets not driving with headlights on - how do they think that they will be clearly seen 100m away on rural roads ? Most of those muppets driving with no headlights on were driving high value 4WD's - Lexus, Audi, BMW. Invincible I guess ...





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