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A great weekend to stay indoors

Monday February 12, 2018 Written by Published in Weather
Thanks to surface fl ooding and slow-moving traffi c, there wasn’t much room to move on the main road at Nikao yesterday morning. The photo sums up the weekend’s weather perfectly – in a word, it was wet. While the fi ve metre swells predicted to hit Avatiu on Saturday didn’t eventuate, the swells were high enough to shut down Trader Jack’s. Thanks to surface fl ooding and slow-moving traffi c, there wasn’t much room to move on the main road at Nikao yesterday morning. The photo sums up the weekend’s weather perfectly – in a word, it was wet. While the fi ve metre swells predicted to hit Avatiu on Saturday didn’t eventuate, the swells were high enough to shut down Trader Jack’s.

Big swells and continual rain and cloud over the weekend made for miserable conditions over the weekend. On Friday, most of the action centred around the port, where the order was made to boat owners to get their vessels out of the water or out of the harbour by 5pm.

 

All of the larger boats in port met that requirement apart from the Tiare Taporo, which remained at the wharf all weekend.

The big sea swells caused problems at Trader Jack’s which closed early on Saturday and later that night, coconuts and debris left by the sea surges were littered around the front of the iconic lagoon-side building. At times the Boiler was barely visible in the boiling surf which pounded the reef.

CINews was out and about to bring you these photos, which pretty much tell the story of a weekend which saw most people stay at home.