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Downpour issues for parts of Auckland

Reports are coming in from isolated areas of Auckland where heavy downpours have resulted in some localised flooding affecting a handful of homes and some vehicles.

This afternoon conditions are likely to deteriorate further for the city as a band of rain slowly sweeps southwards with the chance of futher heavy falls with a small risk of thunder.

Brendan got in touch on our Facebook page “tow trucks towing cars out of flash flooding Marua Rd, Greenlane .. water flowing out of vehicles!”

Other comments from the north included “North Shore just got 20 minutes of heavy rain. Eased now. Looks like more on the way soon”.
“Pouring in Dargaville-heavy non stop rain. Thunder and lightning earlier! Watertanks full” and ” This is crazy. So wet and lots more to come”.

Other parts of the country are seeing a far more serene picture however rain moving up the South Island tomorrow has the potential to be long lasting from Canterbury to Kaikoura over a 36-48 hour period and heavy falls are certainly looking more likely.

Once again the snow levels are inconsistent but colder temperatures may see snow fall from Queenstown north to Hanmer Springs by tomorrow night.



Nic on 4/05/2013 8:36am

I drove from Meadowbank, through Royal Oak and on to Mt Eden and I lost count all the flooded streets I saw. I saw a car parked on Campbell Rd with water that would have been seeping in, then on Mt Albert Rd, approaching the roundabout, the water was actually lapping over the traffic island (and was on the lower side of the street, I’m picking it would have been over knee deep in the gutter). More surface flooding in a school yard in Mt Eden – and plenty more in between. We don’t often get rain like that!

Guest on 4/05/2013 4:24am

Absolutely poring down here in Manurewa, Thunder lightning… the works.

Probably had about 15mm in the last 25 mins

Guest on 4/05/2013 1:48am

Has only just started raining here at South Head, Helensville. Very steady. We are on a hill so no chance of flooding.

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