A frontal band in the Tasman Sea is today clearly visible on our satellite map as a low continues to deepen and threatens us with more rain warnings, potential low lying flooding and Saturday morning sports cancellations.
The low is similar to one two weeks ago that brought heavy rain to northern and western regions of both islands plus brought gales to Auckland and Northland, leading WeatherWatch.co.nz to issue a Storm Alert for northern parts of Auckland.
It’s still unclear just how strong the winds will be – and we’ll be watching this very closely – but rain certainly looks like a significant feature of this system and we have high confidence that rain warnings will be issued.
In our view regions most at risk are again Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty (especially eastern areas), East Cape, Mt Taranaki and the Nelson Ranges.
on 15/06/2011 6:50am
Havent been able to locate my mooring after it broke during one these “sqalls”.Lets hope this a fast moving system…..and the mooring I am on is ok
on 15/06/2011 1:20am
oh no hw bad will it get in kerikeri on friday is it morining or afternoon that its bad are we in for alot of rain and wind
on 15/06/2011 1:31am
Pretty good chance a rain warning will be issued Didi, but our feeling is that any rain warning will be at the lower end of the scale. Winds will be strong to gale force around Kerikeri too.
on 15/06/2011 12:20am
is auckland expected to have heavy rain warnings too thanks
on 15/06/2011 12:26am
Hi there – it will be pretty borderline actually. The rain will be heavy but unsure about how long it will last. MetService is indicating the risk is "low" this time around… but in recent rain events Auckland has had some pretty heavy rain despite no warnings being issued.
We’ll keep you up to date!