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Heavy rain continues

Heavy rain continues to fall across the North Island today with reports of flooding coming in from Gisborne.

Our Gisborne Weather Watch reporter Darryl Mallett says there’s been heavy rain, surface flooding and now water pouring out of manholes.

Mr Mallett says 78mm of rain has fallen in the city in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile it appears National Park to Manawatu received the brunt of the heavy rain.  State Highway 4 between Wanganio and Raetahi was closed due to several slips and flooding.  State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge has one lane closed also due to a slip. 

What are conditions like where you are?  Post a comment below or send us a photo using our upload link at the bottom of the page.


Alan on 30/06/2009 7:23am

Since Sunday morning we have had 125mm rain in Greenmeadows , Napier.

Romey on 29/06/2009 2:01am

1.58pm in Palmy and the winds have died down from the gusts we were experiencing last night, still quite windy tho. There is shady cloud formations so its probably going to start raining again. Woke up to a swamp and most of my washing went walkies last night haha. Still cold too.

Also had a few power surges at about 230 this morning

SW on 28/06/2009 10:35pm

Wanganio and Raetahi
Wanganui.This windy stretch of road is called the “Para Paras”.

Guest on 28/06/2009 10:24pm

Do you know why Metservice have stopped giving wind speeds for Auckland (e.g. 80 kilometres gusting 95) on the radio and their phone service? Now all that is given is the speed in the harbours and gulf in knots. I don’t see that information on your site either and would like too.
Thanks Dawn

WW Forecast Team on 28/06/2009 10:58pm

Hi Dawn, thanks for your question.  From what we can gather the wind speeds aren’t generally understood by the public – a bit like mentioning air pressure.  Weather enthusiasts clearly understand it but to everyone else it means nothing.  Here at WeatherWatch we try to use more ‘descriptive’ words rather than exact speeds unless the winds are over 100km/h.  


WeatherWatch Team

Diana on 28/06/2009 10:19pm

Phil, We had very heavy rains throughout the night and high winds which are still continuing at this moment. The rain has dropped off to a light misty rain. roads are slippery and manawatu gorge is still down to one lane

Brendan on 28/06/2009 10:10pm

It 10am in Tauranga, with low cloud, but no rain at the moment. How ever at about 2 am this morning there was a lot of heavy rain. The metservice say rain heavy to day, Is there more rain to come in Tauranga?

Brendan Pratt

WW Forecast Team on 28/06/2009 11:00pm

Hi Brendan,

I think there’ll be a few more heavy falls this morning but the afternoon looks like much lighter rain in my view.  We’ve just changed Auckland’s forecast to showers.


Philip Duncan

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