9 Jan 2016

Severe wind warning in the south

9:46 am on 9 January 2016

MetService is warning of severe westerly gales around coastal parts of Southland, Clutha and Dunedin from late this evening through to early tomorrow morning.

It said gusts could reach up to 120 kilometres an hour overnight and winds of that strength could cause damage to trees and powerlines as well as unsecured structures.

The wind could also make driving conditions hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.