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Planning and enduring the storm

At this time it looks like the most popular camping and holiday destinations are also the areas that will be affected by the heavy rain that’s expected to come through over the next few days.  The threat for heavy rain and flooding has prompted MetService to issue a Severe Weather Warning for Nelson/Tasman, western Marlborough, and about Mount Taranaki.  This is in effect from midday tomorrow through Friday night.

Winds aren’t going to be as big of an issue as the rain will be.  Stong and blustery winds are possible in the open areas, especially around the upper North Island and the eastern Waikato.  Winds may be strong enough to rip some tents.  Make sure you have extra pegs, tarps and ropes if you plan on going ahead with any camping activities.

Boaties need to check their moorings.  Marine Gale Warnings will almost certainly need to be issued for areas around Auckland and everything north.

Remember that you can check our rain maps and lightning tracker right here on our website.

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Photo Courtesy of Rachel Kuljish


sw on 28/12/2011 5:39pm

It will come right again by the middle or late january when theyve gone home

Guest on 28/12/2011 7:51am

Coromadel camping is all about the rain. Those there should be well used to it and prepared.

Guest on 29/12/2011 1:16am

The coromandel does get its fair share, but it depends where you live. Its my hometown and I live there, you learn to take precautions and you learn to look around using your eyes as to where to camp etc before you set up camp. Make sure you have clean water and toilet facilities handy and PLEASE dont go behind the nearest tree, or use my back yard!.

Em on 28/12/2011 5:50am

So the possible strong and blustery winds for eastern waikato… how nasty are we talking for Te Aroha? and when do you think the worst of it will be over and done with?

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