Find something that isn't an umbrella to protect you from the incoming rain, because winds buffeting Manawatu could get even stronger in the next two days.
Winds were gusting at between 65kmh and 70kmh at Palmerston North Airport yesterday morning and MetService meteorologist Daniel Corbett said stronger gusts were on their way.
A northwest change would ramp up both the wind and the temperature today, tomorrow and on Thursday.
Gales were likely, with the potential for severe gales, particularly on Wednesday, Mr Corbett said.
"It's a windy old week, one to hang on to your hats and bolt down the outdoor furniture.
"The really blowy stuff is still to come."
Heavy rain and sticky temperatures were also likely tomorrow as the winds "flipped the seasons", Mr Corbett said.
"You'll walk outside and think what the heck is going on because it's 18 or 19 degrees Celsius at this time of year.
"It's a very, very strange week."
Winds and rain would begin to ease on Thursday night.
A small southerly change should then cool temperatures into the weekend, Mr Corbett said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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