So, how bout that weather?



  • How is everyone faring?

    Bit of a wild night up here (strong gusts of wind) but for the most part, looks like we haven't been hit as bad as Auckland and other parts where it is smashing right now.

    Didn't even get enough rain to fill my tanks!



  • @taniwharugby said in Summer Storm:

    How is everyone faring?

    Bit of a wild night up here (strong gusts of wind) but for the most part, looks like we haven't been hit as bad as Auckland and other parts where it is smashing right now.

    Didn't even get enough rain to fill my tanks!

    Pretty rough here, we have been without power since early this morning. Unlikely to be back on till later this afternoon (hopefully)
    Stuck inside the house with the kids who are constantly fighting... going great!



  • A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...



  • Not too bad here in matarangi. Massive wind and rain overnight but dry today and about 50 knots on shore breeze right now. Massive tide this morning and a couple hours without power

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    Left pauanui yesterday and they seem to have it worse than us.



  • Ffs can’t work out how to rotate pic so just tip your pc on its side



  • Just branches down this time thankfully.



  • @virgil yeah the kids and no power not a fun combo!



  • We had a few drops of rain. It was terrifying.



  • @jk said in Summer Storm:

    Ffs can’t work out how to rotate pic so just tip your pc on its side

    Did you go play Lakes Resort?



  • @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!



  • @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Sounds perfect for cooking something yummy and slowly on the BBQ!



  • @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻



  • Praise Jesus it’s back on!!



  • @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻

    And you better get down to the bottly for some extra cold ones as the more cold ones you have in there the less time it takes to cool down.

    This all makes smart sense



  • ah yes, the Cyclone recovery special. Lots of ice in the Tropical Ice Box (won't melt for days) to keep the beers cold. And a heap of meat on the BBQ. What power?

    Meanwhile, in the Tropics, we're crying out for rain after the driest and hottest December ever. Go you halves?



  • @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻

    And you better get down to the bottly for some extra cold ones as the more cold ones you have in there the less time it takes to cool down.

    This all makes smart sense

    And a round trip via the nearest KFC outside the power cut area for a bucket of wicked wings or original recipe to balance out the beersies!



  • @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻

    And you better get down to the bottly for some extra cold ones as the more cold ones you have in there the less time it takes to cool down.

    This all makes smart sense

    And a round trip via the nearest KFC outside the power cut area for a bucket of wicked wings or original recipe to balance out the beersies!

    Sounding like a fucking holiday now, not a "Summer Storm"

    What's Virgil bitchin about?



  • @mariner4life I think many places in NZ are the same with hottest driest periods...so the rain will be a welcome relief to many, but not the wind and tidal surges.



  • haha

    Waves are lapping at waterside properties on one side of the Firth of Thames and, on the other, people in a low-lying area are being told to "urgently self-evacuate".

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/100346389/evacuation-warnings-and-rocks-on-the-road-in-firth-of-thames



  • @mariner4life said in Summer Storm:

    Meanwhile, in the Tropics, we're crying out for rain after the driest and hottest December ever. Go you halves?

    No, the farm is looking better than it has for a long time!
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  • @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @jk said in Summer Storm:

    Ffs can’t work out how to rotate pic so just tip your pc on its side

    Did you go play Lakes Resort?

    Nah didn’t as too busy fishing and surfing with kids. Mate played it the other day and say not in too bad a nick but not worth $69. Will play the dunes up here once the wind drops



  • @antipodean my water bill is going to be out of control trying to get my new lawn to take, and stay alive.



  • @mariner4life connect hose to neighbour's supply while they're on holiday. 😉



  • @mariner4life just use the pool water!



  • @taniwharugby i fucking need that! It's spastically hot



  • @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻

    And you better get down to the bottly for some extra cold ones as the more cold ones you have in there the less time it takes to cool down.

    This all makes smart sense

    And a round trip via the nearest KFC outside the power cut area for a bucket of wicked wings or original recipe to balance out the beersies!

    Sounding like a fucking holiday now, not a "Summer Storm"

    What's Virgil bitchin about?

    Kids! The kids fighting, saying they are bored then back to fighting again
    Beersies don’t do shit with kids!



  • @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻

    And you better get down to the bottly for some extra cold ones as the more cold ones you have in there the less time it takes to cool down.

    This all makes smart sense

    And a round trip via the nearest KFC outside the power cut area for a bucket of wicked wings or original recipe to balance out the beersies!

    Sounding like a fucking holiday now, not a "Summer Storm"

    What's Virgil bitchin about?

    Kids! The kids fighting, saying they are bored then back to fighting again
    Beersies don’t do shit with kids!

    Wait till the wifi goes down and things really get medieval.



  • @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻

    And you better get down to the bottly for some extra cold ones as the more cold ones you have in there the less time it takes to cool down.

    This all makes smart sense

    And a round trip via the nearest KFC outside the power cut area for a bucket of wicked wings or original recipe to balance out the beersies!

    Sounding like a fucking holiday now, not a "Summer Storm"

    What's Virgil bitchin about?

    Kids! The kids fighting, saying they are bored then back to fighting again
    Beersies don’t do shit with kids!

    Wait till the wifi goes down and things really get medieval.

    We had no wifi or internet either other than the data from our phones,
    Spark topped us up free of charge but trouble is how fast the battery drains on your phone when your using 4G.



  • @mariner4life said in Summer Storm:

    ah yes, the Cyclone recovery special. Lots of ice in the Tropical Ice Box (won't melt for days) to keep the beers cold. And a heap of meat on the BBQ. What power?

    Meanwhile, in the Tropics, we're crying out for rain after the driest and hottest December ever. Go you halves?

    Bit of rain around SEQ over the last week (55mm NYE and pleasant evening storms 4 nights in a row). Thought some of it reached north ... obviously not as far as you?

    Careful what you wish for though Mariner. These Qld droughts have a habit of ending somewhat spectacularly (ExTC Oswald being one example ... )



  • I just heard a bit of thunder. There's flooding in parts of the Hutt. Perfect excuse not to leave the house and avoid human contact as much as possible.



  • @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    I just heard a bit of thunder. There's flooding in parts of the Hutt. Perfect excuse not to leave the house and avoid human contact as much as possible.

    Ah, the biannual one in one hundred year Lower Hutt flood. Do you really need an excuse not to leave the house and avoid the denizens of lower hutt?



  • @mn5 am sure the resident Huttinians will appreciate your avoidance too...



  • @booboo started today



  • @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    I just heard a bit of thunder. There's flooding in parts of the Hutt. Perfect excuse not to leave the house and avoid human contact as much as possible.

    Ah, the biannual one in one hundred year Lower Hutt flood. Do you really need an excuse not to leave the house and avoid the denizens of lower hutt?

    Well no now you mention it. You're from P town though so stones....glass houses etc



  • @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @hooroo said in Summer Storm:

    @canefan said in Summer Storm:

    @virgil said in Summer Storm:

    @no-quarter said in Summer Storm:

    A couple of storage boxes got flipped on my courtyard, but otherwise nothing major (Auckland central). Feel for those without power etc, especially with kids! Good luck @Virgil...

    Fuck.. latest update has power restored no earlier then 8pm tonight!!

    Better empty the beer fridge. Don't want the contents going off.... 🍻

    And you better get down to the bottly for some extra cold ones as the more cold ones you have in there the less time it takes to cool down.

    This all makes smart sense

    And a round trip via the nearest KFC outside the power cut area for a bucket of wicked wings or original recipe to balance out the beersies!

    Sounding like a fucking holiday now, not a "Summer Storm"

    What's Virgil bitchin about?

    Kids! The kids fighting, saying they are bored then back to fighting again
    Beersies don’t do shit with kids!

    Wait till the wifi goes down and things really get medieval.

    We had no wifi or internet either other than the data from our phones,
    Spark topped us up free of charge but trouble is how fast the battery drains on your phone when your using 4G.

    Wait... What?



  • @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    I just heard a bit of thunder. There's flooding in parts of the Hutt. Perfect excuse not to leave the house and avoid human contact as much as possible.

    Ah, the biannual one in one hundred year Lower Hutt flood. Do you really need an excuse not to leave the house and avoid the denizens of lower hutt?

    Well no now you mention it. You're from P town though so stones....glass houses etc

    I had coffee with David Cunliffe at Porirua mitre 10 Mega today. Beat that.



  • @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    I just heard a bit of thunder. There's flooding in parts of the Hutt. Perfect excuse not to leave the house and avoid human contact as much as possible.

    Ah, the biannual one in one hundred year Lower Hutt flood. Do you really need an excuse not to leave the house and avoid the denizens of lower hutt?

    Well no now you mention it. You're from P town though so stones....glass houses etc

    I had coffee with David Cunliffe at Porirua mitre 10 Mega today. Beat that.

    Who?



  • @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    I just heard a bit of thunder. There's flooding in parts of the Hutt. Perfect excuse not to leave the house and avoid human contact as much as possible.

    Ah, the biannual one in one hundred year Lower Hutt flood. Do you really need an excuse not to leave the house and avoid the denizens of lower hutt?

    Well no now you mention it. You're from P town though so stones....glass houses etc

    I had coffee with David Cunliffe at Porirua mitre 10 Mega today. Beat that.

    Who?

    Did you pronounce the silent T?



  • @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    @jegga said in Summer Storm:

    @mn5 said in Summer Storm:

    I just heard a bit of thunder. There's flooding in parts of the Hutt. Perfect excuse not to leave the house and avoid human contact as much as possible.

    Ah, the biannual one in one hundred year Lower Hutt flood. Do you really need an excuse not to leave the house and avoid the denizens of lower hutt?

    Well no now you mention it. You're from P town though so stones....glass houses etc

    I had coffee with David Cunliffe at Porirua mitre 10 Mega today. Beat that.

    Who?

    Why does everyone keep saying that?



  • So just catching up with all the threads I missed while on holiday.

    Must admit it was surreal lying in bed in Singapore watching the Northern Motorway under flood .. for a nano-second I actually considered what a shit day all my staff would be having - before heading off to the pool.

    Serious flooding here in Albany this morning. Metre deep on the road outside - three hours later you can't even tell it has rained.


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