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Thousands of homes without power due to winter storms New Zealand

Thousands of homes without power due to winter storms New Zealand

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

Violent storms ravage New Zealand. In the capital, Wellington, remained on the aircraft Thursday to the ground and more than 10,000 households in the country were of the power supply is cut off.

The wind reached according to the New Zealand Meteorological service speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour.

In the Street Cook, the strait that the North island and the south Island of separates, reached the waves up to 11 metres in height. Some of the major motorways and the rail and ferry services were interrupted. On the North island blocked ice and snow, and several roads. Also on the south Island, the traffic situation is dangerous.

July is usually the coldest month in the winter in the southern hemisphere.

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