Storm force winds blast the upper North Island
Vigourous south westerlies arrived around 3am this morning with 110 km/h + gusts being recorded in multiple locations. A peak gust of 154 km/h (42.8 metres per second) was recorded at Auckland council's Clevedon site, 145 km/h at Great Barrier Island and 139 km/h on the Awhitu Peninsula. Fallen trees and power outages have occurred in several areas across the upper North Island.
Radar with peaks wind gust on private and MetService weather stations.
Auckland Council's Clevedon site reading of 42.8 metres per second