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Are you getting rained on this morning?

It could be sodden day for much of the North Island.

Rain has been falling in the upper regions of the island during the overnight and early morning hours.  The rain will continue to slide across the rest of the island as we go throughout the day.

So how has this Monday started for you?  Are you seeing rain?  Has it been heavy?  How are the winds?

Photo by Brendan Quaife

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


rob on 19/03/2012 3:42am

90mm in gauge in 24hrs to monday evening blowing very strong sou’easters all day in Kaitaia.Still coming in very steady.

Tonkatoy on 19/03/2012 3:18am

Hasn’t stopped raining since 5am this morning in Hamilton

Laura on 18/03/2012 9:13pm

I have a friend in Russell with his own weather station and they’ve had 291mm of rain in 2 days and it’s still going up!
My less spectacular rain gauge is reading 160mm since yesterday. It has been torrential rain non stop up here since yesterday. It’s not as windy as I thought it might be, but it could pick up.

karen on 18/03/2012 9:04pm

just tipped out 55 mls from gauge. more wind than rain.

Shan on 18/03/2012 8:16pm

Heavy rain Whangarei Heads over 130mls rain since yesterday.Strong wind gust flooding

Guest on 18/03/2012 8:12pm

Rained quite a lot, had 85 mils from 8.30 pm last night through to 9am this morning, farm started to flood around 7.30 this morning.

Whangarei on 18/03/2012 8:02pm

Yes, absolutely pouring in Whangarei, and has been since yesterday. My side and front garden are flooded already, and there’s no signs of the rain easing. It’s pretty blustery out there too.

Glenda on 18/03/2012 8:00pm

Still bucketing down here have tipped 170ml from the guage which overflowed during the night.
Very strong SE gusts all night but now turning more southerly.
Feeling sorry for all the Northland Grape growers who have been waiting for warm temps to get their red grapes ripe. This could destroy the crop totally.

Sandy on 18/03/2012 7:03pm

Rainng steadily all night here in Orewa. 20ml so far. Winds gusting to around 25kms from the southeast. Not complaining though… means I get another day off. Too wet to work outside today

ben g on 18/03/2012 6:44pm

17mm in belmont, akl overnight, light rain falling now.17deg. wind dropped right off overnight only about 20 knts from the SE now, but now casting is saying 54 knts at barrier.
day off for me!

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