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PHOTOS (27) – Your Storm Photos

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Northcote Bowling Club 
Game of bowls anyone! There a 2 bowling greens under the water @ Little Shoal Bay North on Auckland’s North Shore. Northcote Bowling Club on Sunday lunchtime! Uploaded by: John Morgan

Leigh Rd, Matakana
Leigh Rd, Matakana.  This road was impassable until an hour before this photo was taken.  Uploaded by: Stu Greaves

Whangateau Sports Ground
Whangateau Sports Ground.  King tide has long since receded, but the water was staying put. Kids on skim boards were making the most of it.  Uploaded by: Stu Greaves

Pakiri Hill slip
Heavy rain undermined the road on the very steep Pakiri hill.  Uploaded by: Stu Greaves

Pakiri Hill slip
Heavy rain undermined the road on the very steep Pakiri hill.  Uploaded by: Stu Greaves


Flooded Hockey Fields 
In Stratford taranaki, I know there is mean’t to be water on Hockey fields, but not this much water Uploaded by: Sharalee Devereux

Flooding at Mclaren Falls 
On a hot summers day, people sometimes jump from this bridge at Mclarens Falls into a swimming hole a long way below….not too many were keen today! The water level is at least 20ft above the normal level, Sun, 4.00pm  Uploaded by: Garith Farr

Flooding in Tauranga
Wairoa River flowing rapidly and slowly rising over banks under State Highway 2 near Bethlehem. Loads of trees and debris making it’s way down the river.  Uploaded by: Garith Farr

Flooding at Mclaren Falls
Scary stuff!! This is normally a tranquil waterfall with a series of swimming holes where locals like to spend a hot day! River level was rising noticeably in the hour we were there.  Uploaded by: Garith Farr

Flooding in Tauranga
The Wairoa River has begun to break it’s banks and flood surrounding paddocks in several places. Bethlehem, 3.30pm  Uploaded by: Garith Farr

 Tuki Tuki River Waipukurau
This photo taken on bridge heading north out of Waipukurau. Usually most of this is stones that you can walk on with some gentle water that you can sit in up to waist deep but not deep enough for swimming. Today it is muddy, fast and rising after continuous rain.  Uploaded by: Kay Ahearn

Flooding at Whananaki South Northland
Flooded roads into Whananaki South Northland.  Uploaded by: Steve Davis

Maraetai Wharf Store 
Storm Surge! Taken from Maraetai wharf of Wharf Cafe 1030am shortly before fire service closed road
Uploaded by: Glenn Laker

Reotahi boat ramp 
Boat ramp under water, Reotahi Bay, Whangarei Harbour (Whangarei Heads). Water was at/slightly over the road where at high tide it is possibly around half way up the boat ramp.  Uploaded by: Warren Baier

McLeod Bay wharf 
Wharf at McLeod Bay, Whangarei Harbour (Whangarei Heads). Photo taken looking towards Parua Bay. The water level is well above, easy 50cm plus, normal high tide.   Uploaded by: Warren Baier

View from the backdoor of the apt…docks are now submerged and the car basement is flooding! Not ideal!  Photo / Kelly Parlane

Baypark Speedway 
Baypark Speedway.  Uploaded by: Brendan Pratt

Awaroa Stream, Waiuku 
Awaroa Stream, Waiuku.  Stream peaked about noon approx. 1m above normal level. Currently (4:15pm) the rain has stopped and we are experiencing winds from the North East. Uploaded by: Sharon Smith


Browns Bay beach 
Browns Bay beach – theres a line of brown water, just off the beach. Coming from the Torbay end, possibly debris from the cliffs at that end.  Uploaded by: Rose Taylor

Car Wash On Great South Rd 
Tropical rain made travelling on South Auckland’s Great South Road seem like a trip through a car wash. Taken on 23 January 2011 at 9:29am.  Photo by

Opanuku Stream, Henderson
Opanuku Stream, Henderson, Just before 10am, will above ‘normal’. Looking towards the Sel Peacock Drive Bridge  Uploaded by: Graeme

Henderson Creek
Henderson Creek at the ‘Falls park’ pool, normally ankle deep running over rocks at the left hand side
Uploaded by: Graeme Williams

The pond at Sherwood Reserve in Browns Bay Auckland has reached capacity almost submerging the foot bridge.   Uploaded by: Sean O’Neil

Rain Storm Te Puke
Heavy rain falls in Te Puke – Uploaded by: Brendan Pratt

Waipapa River, Kerikeri
The flooding river and high tide cover this jetty on the Waipapa river in Kerikeri.  Uploaded by: Glenda Neil

Skudders beach, Kerikeri
The high tide and high river levels have flooded this access road to Skudders Beach in Kerikeri.  Uploaded by: Glenda Neil

Mill Creek
Mill Creek – Now up to top 11.30am Sunday. Still raining Uploaded by: Jude W

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Zelda Wynn on 23/01/2011 10:50pm

WOW, great photos showing the extent of damage,flooding and King tide.

Celtickiwi on 23/01/2011 9:03am

Hey awsome photo’s folks. Wish we had a digital camera!! Just as my partner and I drove out our driveway to have a look around Papamoa, this little Sparrow shot across the front of our car and sat on the neighbours fence. The poor little mite looked absolutely drenched! I was pleased to see he had a piece of something in his beak, so he was taking advantage of the break in the rain. I think they are quite hungry. I put out some bread on our bird feeder tray that we swing up in the tree and in no time the tree was flocked with Sparrows and Wax Eyes. If you have bird friendly scraps, remember to put it out for them.

Delwyn on 23/01/2011 12:58am

Hi Team.
Can you advise us on the weather for the Parachute Fest next weekend in Hamilton,
We are all camping and not sure what to do after this weekends rain.

Delwyn and Victoria.

WW Forecast Team on 23/01/2011 1:22am

Hi Delwyn,

There may be an ex-tropical cyclone in the area but it’s still too early to know if it will have any impact on us.  Will have a cyclone update at 4pm today.



Pip on 23/01/2011 4:59am

A heap of people will be keeping an anxious eye on that cyclone. The Yarrows Taranaki Cycle Challenge is on that Saturday as well. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it stays well away.

Diana on 22/01/2011 11:49pm

flodding here is nothing compared to Brisbane.. so count your lucky stars.. things may look bad they could be worst – but we’ll see how we go with em mate (Slim dusty) australia.. Go to brisbane

Guest rose on 23/01/2011 12:25am

Diana we are counting our lucky stars…but its still pretty awful especially when people are camping in these areas or the roadways are flooded

Peter on 23/01/2011 1:38am

I think next weekend will be just as wet, if not more wet than this weekend..

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