Wednesday , November 25 2020

The community is ready for “rock and roll day” in the form of big waves on the south coast



Waves approaching the magnitude of those that forced the evacuation on the south coast of Wellington move to the capital on Sunday morning.

The time of the crisis is expected at 11.44 am, when the tide is combined with waves from 4 to 4.5 meters, which are expected to reach the south coast from about 8 am.

Wellington City Council said it monitored the situation on Sunday morning with MetService and the Wellington Region Emergency Department (Wremo).

Residents received advice, and messages came through social networks. The contractors were on standby.

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Surfers were in force in Wellington Bay Loyal on Sunday to take advantage of the large swellings.

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Surfers were in force in Wellington Bay Loyal on Sunday to take advantage of the large swellings.

Heavy edema attracted surfers from the region, who operated on the southern beaches on Sunday morning.

Authorities were criticized in April when Niva predicted 4-6-meter waves, but disruptions meant it was not delivered to residents in a timely manner.

In this case, on the day of the blue sky, the houses eventually had to be evacuated, and one person was taken out to sea, but returned.

The ferry from Bluebridge leaves for the harbor after heavy swelling on the south coast of Wellington on Sunday morning.

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The ferry from Bluebridge leaves for the harbor after heavy swelling on the south coast of Wellington on Sunday morning.

Ouhiro Bay resident Eugene Doyle said Sunday morning that communication with MetService was good this time, but because the forecast was for waves “slightly below the launch point”, no official warning was received.

Although the community was ready for “rock ‘n’ roll day,” he said.

MetService said the big waves were passing Christchurch at 6:45 a.m. Sunday and were expected in Wellington around 8 p.m.

He issued a strong warning of swelling up to 4.5 m on Sunday morning and up to 3.5 m in the evening.

The time of the highest risk was around 11.44 am, when the waves and tides will combine.


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