Wellington wind lore | The Meteorological Society of New Zealand

Wellington wind lore

Year: 
1985
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
1
Author(s): 
P. Dickson
Abstract: 

Cook Strait's configuration, with its associated wind funnel, gives rise to a widely held belief in Wellington that wind directions must be northerly or southerly. By watching sky conditions and barometer, a pattern of weather types can be observed which indicates true pressure gradient wind direction. Pressure systems and their developments can then be determined approximately without the aid of a synoptic overview.

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