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    Default Wild weekend weather

    How is it where you are?

    There are a few trees down around Hanmer, we have lost one Poplar tree on our boundary that snapped just above the fence line that I will cut up later.

    We poured our new house slab on Friday, lucky we didn't stand any wall frames due to the concrete pour having been postponed until Friday due to the rains last week.

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    It's looking remarkably calm and sunny right now.

    Got hit with the winds on Thursday night and had to drag the upside down rubbish wheelie bin out of the garden shrubs. Luckily the recycling wheelie bin stayed upright even if it did go for a wander ...

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    Default Re: Wild weekend weather

    Will try and get some pics when I go out later, we still have strong winds today but not quite as bad as yesterday.

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    We are in Hokitika for a few days. It was pretty vile yesterday; it is absolutely vile today. Periodic high winds, rain and hail. Of course one southerly blast came through when I was filling the water tank in the campervan... Worse than Taupo in winter.

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    We lost this one

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    This one is in town here in Hanmer and brought down power lines too

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    This one is about 1km up the road from us just past the tree house that was on Grand Designs a couple of weeks ago

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    Default Re: Wild weekend weather

    Ranui - never mind other parts of Waitakere never gets much more than a mild breeze. Extremely rare to have much wind.

    Soon I will be in the wind tunnel of Napier however. Thinking not much point in a bean frame then.
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    We lost this one
    Wow, not even a box of matches.
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    Default Re: Wild weekend weather

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    Wow, not even a box of matches.
    Yes looking the stump when I cut it down earlier the tree looks to have gone rotten where it got munched by a horse. Luckily it didn't hot anything as even at that size it would have done some damage.

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    Default Re: Wild weekend weather

    Trees can sometimes be surisingly gentle when they hit, back in the late 80s (I think) a small tornado went through Te Awamutu and dropped a tree branch bigger than a small tree on my car while it was parked at my brothers house.
    He gave me a photo he took after chainsawing enough of the tree away so you could see the car again and you wouldn't think there'd have been much car left, but it was undamaged under all that. All the small branches and leaves worked like shock absorbers I guess.

    Anyway the weather in Hamilton wasn't great over the weekend, windy and rainy and unpleasant but not remarkably so.
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