Metservice were predicting Northwesterly gales gusting to 150kph last night and this morning and they weren't wrong. Mt Kaukau overlooking the city recorded gusts of 170+kph according to one source. We got woken in the early morning not only to the sound of heavy rain on the windows and roof, but also the house being shaken enough by the wind to make the bed shudder.
We went out for a drive in the afternoon when the winds had abated a little, but were still strong enough to make things interesting out at the airport. The first shot is an aborted landing about to happen. The crew got one set of wheels on the runway, but thought better of it and climbed out to try again. The next three shots are the same aircraft on its second (successful) approach.