4:40pm – final update.
Rain remains heavy across eastern parts of the North Island, especially the Coromandel Peninsula.
Auckland has been spared the afternoon rain thanks to the sheltering effect of the Coromandel rangtes.
WeatherWatch.co.nz is advising motorists to watch for surface flooding in the above places. Rock falls and small slips are also quite likely from East Cape to Wairoa, including the SH2 between Napier and Wairoa and SH2 between Gisborne and Whakatane.
Post a comment and let us know the conditions where you are – and if you have any eyewitness reports such as rising rivers
Final update 4:40pm – current wettest places
on 20/04/2009 5:48am
Steady rain falling. 21mm now fallen since 10am. Taradale
on 20/04/2009 3:56am
Since 10am this morning we have had 13mm of rain.
Rain is light at the moment.
on 20/04/2009 2:39am
It’s not raining at the Mount right now, but looking at MetServices rain radar, looks like we’re in for more? be great if there was some thunder included in that rain band… wishful thinking 😉
on 20/04/2009 12:40am
Here its also 2mm/per hour and 16mm since 7pm last night.
Its falling in bursts….