Weather conditions have caused more problems for fire crews in the south with Canterbury remaining under a red warning overnight, with 1075 homes without power at one stage overnight. Fire and Emergency dealt with a steady number of calls from fires that had re-ignited from pits or burn-offs. There was a reported wind gust of up to 200 kilometres per hour in Otago but generally they were around the 135 kph there and 120 kph in Canterbury. Farmers lashed the irrigation pivots to tractors and trucks and that seemed to avoid damage. Orion Spokesperson Linda McGregor there is one major cause of power disruption. Weather Watch says the windy weather over the past week has been caused by spring westerlies, which will ease this week – but for some regions westerlies will be replaced by windier easterly quarter winds.