WeatherWatch.co.nz says coastal flooding across Auckland and the greater Auckland region may be worse for some areas tonight as winds turn more northerly and strengthen.
The weather news authority says weather stations are showing nor’easterlies as being the main wind direction across much of the the upper North Island tonight and in the past few hours the winds have strengthened further and tilted even more to the north.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says four things are working against vulnerable coastal areas in Auckland…
WeatherWatch.co.nz says that the slight wind direction change, which may not be noticeable by many, could mean different places are affected by sea flood waters tonight than this morning.
Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution tonight on coastal roads and watch for sudden deep flooding, driftwood and other debris.
Tomorrow a strong south west flow will remove the threat of more serious coastal flooding in the greater Auckland region.
on 23/01/2011 8:33am
Yep – it’s blowing on the North Shore now.
We have some good gust’s going through. It has been gaining strength over the past 2 hours.
As a side note – normally, down the Marlborough sounds – when the wind eases off during low tide but then starts picking up like this a few hours before high tide that means it’s going to scream come high tide. That wouldn’t be a good combination for Auckland…