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300mm predicted for Gisborne/HB ranges

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 saying it’s possible a further 100mm may fall on Thursday, bringing the total closer to 400mm overall.

The figures are very high for a region that isn’t well equipped for deluges.  Many farms still show the scars from cyclone Bola in the 1980s.

The low responsible for the rain is this morning drifting eastwards, very slowly, north of New Zealand.

Rain warnings are in force for Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay while wind warnings are now in force, with gusts up to 120km/h between Taupo and Taihape.


karamu49 on 5/07/2010 4:13am

Hi everyone. Mamaku-Kaimai starting to get a bit of wind now, enuf to make large trees sway, no rain tho. skys showing some blue amongst the scud of grey.
temp is a miserly 8deg, baro is 1014 slowly dropping and beezy wind is SE
nice an cosy by the fire in spite of the weather.
I do believe that in Mamaku township, we are having a rain radar setup for bop area. that’ll be good. only 2 kms from me.

Brendan on 4/07/2010 9:36pm

Hi there, Well it seems that Tauranga has missed out…

as at 9:30am in Gate Pa, Tauranga

Temp 13.5c
Wind {latest} 8.6km/h E
Wind Gust 20.9km/h at 02:32am E
Rain 0.9mm {from midnight}
Yesterday rain full 0.3mm
Barometer 1006.4hPa Trend +0.2hPa/hr

So not much wind or rain here…. whats it like where others are?


sw on 4/07/2010 11:22pm

Youre lucky though rain rate wasnt high,its rained nonstop since yesterday morning at 8am here.

Brendan on 5/07/2010 12:42am

Hi there, we have had some rain….

as at 12:30pm

Temp 12.8c
Wind 1.1km/h
gust 20.9 km/h at 2:32am
Rain last hour 0.3mm
Rain Today 6.9mm
Barometer 1004.0hPa Trend -0.8hPa/hr


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