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More flooding may be on the way

Another large low pressure system is about to roar into life in the Tasman Sea and may well bring more flooding to the North Island late this weekend and into next week says

“A large area of low pressure will cross the North Island this weekend and then deepen and grow in size off the Gisborne coast early next week” says Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan.   “It has the potential to affect us for a number of days which increases the risk of flooding”.

The heavy rain is predicted to fall after several other wet events that have caused flooding over the upper North Island.  Worst hit have been Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty.

“Those two regions will again be in the firing line” says Mr Duncan. 

MetService is also watching the low closely.   

” On Sunday, a deepening low should cross the top of the North Island bringing heavy rain to the north and east of the North Island. MetService forecasters consider there is a moderate risk that rainfall will accumulate to warning levels in Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne on Sunday, with a lower risk in eastern areas from southern Gisborne to northern Canterbury on Monday” says MetService.

“Also, depending on the track and depth of the low, there is a low risk of severe easterly gales affecting western areas of the North Island from Taranaki down to Horowhenua, Kapiti, and Wellington on Sunday or Monday”. will closely watch this system across the weekend, check back for updates.


karen on 2/07/2010 9:44am

This low that we are going to get on sunday night/ monday will it be high winds as well as the rain in the north? I run a marina and looking on the site we could possibly get up to 50knots?

sw on 30/06/2010 9:42pm

Hopefully it can remain further north,can do with some dry weather here,on that note today is sunny/cool finally.

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