MetService Latest severe weather warnings from MetService for the whole of New Zealand. Strong winds and heavy downpours will sweep across New Zealand this weekend, with gales of up to 120kmh and 100 millimetres of rain forecast for some regions. MetService meteorologist Angus Hines said large parts of the nation would be affected by adverse wind and rain conditions between now and the end of the weekend. It’s a stark contrast from the hot spring day experienced in Canterbury for its regional public holiday on Friday. Christchurch reached 27 degrees Celsius, while Timaru in South Canterbury (which has a different regional holiday) reached 30.4C. Heavy rain warnings have been issued for the West Coast of the South Island from Friday until noon on Sunday, the Tararua Range north of Wellington on the North Island from 2am to 8pm on Saturday, and in the eastern ranges of the Bay of Plenty from 9am to midnight on Saturday. READ MORE: 'Unsettled' week of weather on the … [Read more...] about High winds and heavy rain warnings for all of New Zealand this weekend
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JOHN BISSET/STUFF Residents clean up after hIgh winds cause power cuts and damage across South Canterbury Spring winds. You’re so over it. They flatten your fence, send your rubbish bin on a tour of the neighbourhood, snap your plants, whip off with the newspaper, pulverise petals and make outside recreation hell on earth, with bad hair blown in. If you’re going insane with being battered by the breeze, you’re not alone. Even if you don’t have an oak tree through your ceiling, spring winds can still mess with your nerves and your mental health. New Zealand is one of the windiest countries. It doesn’t have as many extreme weather events as some, but wind is a constant, thanks to a mid-ocean location in the Roaring Forties wind band. Wind can drive you nuts, overseas researchers have found. A 2008 German study found temperature, wind, sunlight and length of days had an effect on negative moods, but little effect on positive moods. READ MORE: This Is How It Ends: … [Read more...] about Wound up by the wind? Let these small towns calm you down
MetService Latest severe weather warnings from MetService for the whole of New Zealand. It’s going to be a gusty start to the week, with gale-force winds expected to clobber the Canterbury region. MetService meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane advised residents to prepare for strong northwest winds on Tuesday, with some gusts expected to exceed 100kmh in Canterbury and the top half of the South Island. Makgabutlane said cloud cover would likely mean temperatures would not be significantly high, but the winds would be strong in exposed areas. Reaching a peak on Tuesday, Makgabutlane said the winds would then ease on Wednesday. READ MORE: Weather: Low bulldozes through bringing heavy rain, strong winds, snow and temperature drops Weather warnings in place as heavy rain, 120kmh gales set to sweep the country Severe gales forecast for much of eastern South Island, lower North Island for second half of Easter break She advised residents to ensure they … [Read more...] about Gale-force winds to clobber the Canterbury region
R odeo Van Bladel started getting that feeling again. The scrawny, balding clerk at window 7 of the California Department of Motor Vehicles ( DMV ) in Santa Rosa had punched Rodeo’s driver’s licence number into a computer, before telling him to wait while he went to check on something. Rodeo had taken two cross-town buses to get in line early for the office’s opening at 8am, an hour-plus commute that would have taken ten minutes by car. He had come hoping that somebody could tell him, finally, when he would be allowed to get back to driving. The delay was a bad sign. The clerk returned with a co-worker, who handed Rodeo a slip of paper with a phone number. Rodeo had to call the Mandatory Actions Unit, she said, a division of the DMV apparently reachable only by phone. The Economist today Handpicked stories, in your inbox A daily newsletter with the best of our journalism Sign up The driver’s-licence debacle had … [Read more...] about He stole a rug and a car. Why did he spend 25 years bouncing between prison and parole?
A video of a little girl who laughs just like the actor Seth Rogen has gone viral online, having attracted more than 2.1 million views. The footage, which was shared to TikTok by a mom known on the app as Saruh2themax, shows the toddler running around the home as she produces a raspy and guttural laugh, similar to that of the famed comedian's. Rogen is best known for his stoner-style comedy movies including "Knocked Up" and "Pineapple Express" where his distinctive laugh is often heard. The parallel between the TikToker's daughter and Rogen's laughter was drawn by an account called Peabnutbubbner on a previous video. They left a comment that read "Cute little Seth Rogen kiddo." As a result, Saruh2themax shared the video showcasing her child's giggles, which can be watched here, alongside the caption: "Reply to @peabnutbubbner I can't unhear it now. "#babylaugh #cutebaby #contagiouslaugh #hahaha #sethrogan #saruh2themax #toddler." The video has gained lots of traction … [Read more...] about Little girl with laugh like Seth Rogen has internet in hysterics