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About 30 shipping containers fall in wind at port, snow falling in parts of Southland [Video]


Low pressure barrelling across the North Island will also bring heavy rain, strong winds and even some snowfall to the North Island.

Businesses and councils are cleaning up the damage from wild wind in Southland at the weekend, including toppled shipping containers, trees and uprooted signs.

MetService meteorologist John Law said there were gusts of 115kph at Invercargill Airport and 142kph at Stewart Island on Sunday.

A South Port spokesperson said it would take days to assess the damage from about 30 empty shipping containers which fell because of the wind.

It did not believe there would be any delays for ships, though that was to be confirmed once the damage was assessed. However, the incident had slowed down trucks getting in and out of the port, the spokesperson said.

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