Days with wind gusts greater than gale force (1975–13)
New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Strong wind events can cause significant damage, for example, to trees and buildings. They can occur with frontal weather systems and around strong convection events, such as thunderstorms. Global climate change may change the frequency of damaging wind events in almost all areas in New Zealand in winter and decrease the frequency in summer. Monitoring can help us gauge the potential of, and prepare for, such events. Further information can be found in: Tait, A, Macara, G, & Paul, V. (2014) Preparation of climate datasets for the 2015 Environmental Synthesis Report: Temperature, Rainfall, Wind, Sunshine and Soil Moisture. Prepared for Ministry for the Environment. Available at https://data.mfe.govt.nz/x/Fwn9AL on the Ministry for the Environment dataservice (https://data.mfe.govt.nz/). This dataset relates to the "Occurrence of potentially damaging wind" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research