Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stormy Weather

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.

The larger traffc wasn't having things all its own way either:
Part of me cringes at the thought of passengering in when it is like this, but another part of me remembers the times when I have done that, and how much fun it was :)

1 comment:

strong light said...

Oh geez, so pleased that I wasn't on a plane trying to land in wellie today!