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Flooding risk for Auckland forecasters say the biggest threat due to Auckland’s current thunderstorms will be surface and flash flooding.

Head weather analyst Philip Duncan says not all of Auckland will have thunder, but torrential downpours may lead to surface and flash flooding.  “These are huge clouds producing torrential downpours.  We can focus on the hail or the thunder but in reality it’s the rain that will cause the most issues”

Mr Duncan says flooding could be enough to affect some major highways and says motorists should avoid driving where possible.

“We are seeing some huge localised downpours, especially in the west.  Some properties may be flooded”.

The front is slowly tracking south east.



Richard on 6/12/2012 12:29am

Has anyone looked at the breaking news of the auckland tornado?

Guest on 6/12/2012 12:29am

Just wondering should I expect to have this sorta weather in Te Awamutu ? I really hope not!
Suck for the Aucklanders needing to pick kids up soon!

WW Forecast Team on 6/12/2012 2:07am

Looks like you would have seen some heavy rain / thunder recently!


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