Video: A Windy Day in Wellington

Windy Wellington sign

The Wellington sign that you see on the way to the airport–highlighting just how windy the city can be!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted what an amazing spring day in Wellington looks like.  It really is true that you can’t beat Wellington on a good day.  But then there are the not-so-good days.  It’s funny that I went from one “windy city” to another, but the wind here can sometimes be otherworldy.  To put in perspective, Wellington can average 18 mph winds while Chicago averages 11.1 mph, and winds can get up to 64 mph here.  You better hold on to your hat!

To show you just how windy it can be, check out this little video of one morning’s walk to school:

Hope your day is a lovely, smooth sailing kind of day!


Jess and Reg stand in the wind

Regina and I demonstrating what happens when you try to take photos on a windy day.

6 thoughts on “Video: A Windy Day in Wellington

  1. Jess,
    This was HILARIOUS! Thanks so much for the humor break as I re-write parts of my narrative in an attempt to better answer the question!! Are you ever afraid that you will be lifted up and carried away? Have fun and thanks again for the post!


    • Hi Sue, thank you so much for you kind feedback! There are few times where I felt like I was going to be whipped off my feet–the main thing is to be careful of the objects in your hands–those are sure to be pulled out from your grasp. I’ve almost lost my iphone a few times! Thanks again for your feedback and good luck with your Fulbright application!


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