Storm | WeatherWatch.co.nz

Storm


300mm predicted for Gisborne/HB ranges

Filed in:

MetService is warning up to 300mm of rain could fall across the Gisborne and Hawkes Bay ranges in the 48 hours from noon Monday with WeatherWatch.co.nz saying it's possible a further 100mm may fall on Thursday, bringing the total closer to 400mm overall.


Strong winds move south, rain moves east

Filed in:

Strong winds buffeted parts of Auckland last night and today those strong winds will head south as a deep and large area of low air pressure crosses northern New Zealand.

Winds were reaching gale force in exposed places during Sunday evening.

The strong winds are likely to affect a number of North Island regions today and may also spread into the upper South Island.

But the main concern with this low is still the rain.  Rain warnings are in force across a number of areas with Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay most exposed.


Low continues to deepen

Filed in:

UPDATED

Gale force winds are blasting Auckland tonight as a low continues to deepen north of New Zealand.

Exposed parts of Auckland, particularly along the eastern coastline, are most affected.


Flooding risk for East Coast, rain sets in across north

Filed in:

Rain has set in across northern New Zealand this afternoon with gale force winds forming in a narrow area between Whangarei and the Hauraki Gulf.

The rain is going to get heavier as the day progresses with winds rising.  Gales are possible in eastern and coastal parts of Auckland however WeatherWatch.co.nz doesn't believe they will be very damaging.


New rain warnings issued; could this be a significant event?

Filed in:

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay are the latest regions to have rain warnings issued for them as a quickly developing low moves towards New Zealand.

Conditions are still mostly calm across the country however WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan expects the weather to go downhill quite quickly later this afternoon and into tonight.


Wellington houses evacuated after slip

Filed in:

Two homes in Wellington have been evacuated after a large slip.

Around 4.30 yesterday afternoon the ground fell from underneath one home on Sidlaw Street in the suburb of Strathmore Park.

Inspector Marty Parker says the earth and a tree threatened another home below.


High risk of thunderstorms overnight tonight

Filed in:

WeatherWatch.co.nz is receiving reports of thunder right across the North Island tonight.

Late on Sunday night thunderstorms were reported in Northland, Taranaki, Manawatu and Wellington.

WeatherWatch.co.nz is the only forecaster that is predicting thunderstorms across all western parts of the North Island overnight.

Another larger active band of rain is expected to make landfall on the North Island's west coast, north of Taranaki, in the next few hours.  With air temperatures already near 20 degrees it is expected thunderstorms will be triggered.

Head weather analyst Philip Duncan says thunderstorms have been reported all over the North Island, west of central regions.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning lifted for Whakatane/Eastern BOP

Filed in:

All warnings lifted as of 12:13am, Wednesday.


Heavy rain pounds Canterbury still, but low slowly leaving NZ

Filed in:

Heavy rain continues to fall across Christchurch and parts of Canterbury this afternoon extensive surface flooding being reported.

WeatherWatch.co.nz weather analyst Richard Richard Green says the rain has set in and driving is marginal on some roads, including some State Highways. 

The rain bands are still moving northwards but  rain remains about Dunedin and Oamaru says WeatherWatch.co.nz.

10 weather warnings remain in force - click here.

Photos are also coming in - click here.


Civil Defence activated in Temuka

Filed in:

Temuka's Civil Defence Centre has been activated due to heavy rain.

The South Canterbury town has received between 120 and 200 millimetres of rain since Monday.