The main band of heavy rain has arrived exactly as predicted for Auckland – around dawn Saturday and will last well into the morning for some.
The band of rain has sub-tropical elements to it, which may create torrential downpours and can lead to localised surface and flash flooding.
The good news is that the winds will ease this morning – but currently gusts are still reaching up to 80km/h in exposed parts of the city.
The bad news is that localised flooding is now a possibility in Auckland over the next few hours as this front slowly moves through the city. Heaviest falls look to be over the Gulf, including Waiheke Island – also the eastern coastline of the city including the CBD.
We’re not anticipating widespread issues but motorists especially should be prepared for surface flooding and limited visibility.
Extra blustery conditions may occur under the heaviest downpours and could cause isolated pockets of damage.
The active front will move into Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and Waikato this morning.
on 11/07/2014 7:30pm
The gentle patter of light rain here in Waipu south was the most welcome sound this morning. No roaring wind knocking the hell out of everything and hopefully the rain will stop to give some relief before the next event. We received another 30 mils overnight to add to the 82 since this lot started. I feel for our more Northern areas who have really copped the brunt of this weeks weather.
The wind indication device which you have made available to us has been a great help in preparing for this event and should be a usefull tool to all rural and urban areas. Also with giving a whole world perspective as well is fascinating.