Kōrero: Weather

Battling Wellington’s wind

Battling Wellington’s wind

Steve Goodfellow, aged 9, and Daniel Charles, aged 10, of Houghton Bay lean into the teeth of a southerly gale near Wellington Airport’s runway. New Zealand consists of long thin islands located in the roaring forties, so it is a windy place. Wellington, at the bottom of the North Island, experiences westerly gales sweeping through Cook Strait, and southerlies that come up from Antarctica.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/2132/1
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Factors determining weather', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7755/battling-wellingtons-wind (accessed 19 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Erick Brenstrum, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006