A Scottish man who was bravely working outdoors overnight during Auckland's powerful storm has delivered a hilarious and alternative weather report for Aucklanders.
Cha Cairns was checking and securing scaffolding at Auckland International Airport when he was hit by the brutal elements.
But the torrential weather didn't deter the Glaswegian from delivering a public service announcement warning others of the dangers.
"We've been hit with an absolute storm it's a f***ing beauty!
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"The storm is out shagging its way down the west coast, on its way to all areas. North, south, east, west. It's harassing us from every f***ing corner. It's frightening!"
Cairns, who was working night shift braving the worst of the conditions, warned others to batten down the hatches.
"I've been asked to stay indoors and ride this storm out. But if you do brave it like myself out here checking f***ing scaffolds make sure you stick on more layers than a f***ing onion.
After a long shift, Cairns said told the Herald he was "going to sleep after working a night shift in that storm".
Wild weather - What you need to know:
- Power is still out to 120,000 Auckland homes and businesses – that's a quarter of the city, Civil Defence says.
- It could take days to restore electricity to all homes.
- A strong wind watch remains in place for Northland, Auckland, Waikato and the Coromandel today.
- Hurricane-force winds gusting up to 140km/h blasted Auckland city last night, with 213km/h recorded at Manukau Heads.
- Air NZ experiencing "significant disruption", advises against non-urgent travel
- Further south, snow is down to 300m in Otago
- Many high schools and child care centres around Auckland and the Coromandel are shut