PHOTOS x9 - Coastal flooding in Auckland before the low even arrives

With a rapidly deepening low, king tides and strong winds all helping to funnel more sea water into Auckland it's not surprising we're seeing some coastal flooding today.

WeatherWatcher Kyle Aitken says cricket fields, car parks and even one power transformer have been affected by the foreshore flooding ahead of the severe offshore storm.

On Friday morning coastal surges may be even higher and affect different parts of the Auckland region with western beaches in for extremely dangerous waves, rips and swells over the coming 36 hours also.

ABOVE: An electric power transformer reacts to sea water flooding in from King Tide and storm surge in Little Shaol Bay.

ABOVE: Little Shoal bay flooding

ABOVE: Bowling Club car park.

ABOVE: Normally a cricket field.

- Photos by Kyle Aitken