Some parts of the North Island are dealing with gales and heavy rain this evening – other areas just have a bit of wind and rain.
The severe gales and heaviest rain are in pockets across the North Island – winds mostly just west of the main ranges, rain mostly in the east.
While the winds aren’t too severe in Auckland, and other main centres, the direction of the wind could cause damage to trees/buildings that normally handle gale force winds from the prevailing direction, westerly.
If you’ve seen any wind damage or flooding please let us know – please don’t forget to leave your name, location and the time you saw it.
WeatherWatch.co.nz works best when people across the country share information – feel free to also leave below the weather observations where you are tonight.
– Cheers, WW Team
– Image / Wind damages a door today in Kamo, Whangarei / Gina Jones
on 24/09/2013 11:32am
Bridge close to Redhills Pony club on Waitakere Road is flooded no access by car unless 4×4 with snokle. My lower property totally flooded river flowing across entire area including driveway. Trees down still raining heavily and very strong wind. TAUPAKI AUCKLAND
on 24/09/2013 10:52am
Very windy here in Whakamaru, our shade sail has just ripped in half and ornaments have flowen off outside of house. Very strong gusts.
on 24/09/2013 10:49am
High tide at Snells Beach now. The wooden posts and the rope on the beach took a bit of hammering and all the ice plants that were flowering are now gone. But the seawall is taking a lot more pounding. I wonder if they build them to make things worse. It is strong, but no worse than other storms I’ve seen in the past 5-6 years.
on 24/09/2013 10:19am
22h18 wind gusts strong in exposed places Lloyd Elsemore Park.
on 24/09/2013 9:33am
little creek has flooded right up over the bridge in our back yard, we haven’t had this much water drop in such a short time for years
on 24/09/2013 7:43am
Very Windy since approx 5pm – Powerful gusts seem to be getting stronger; Also really raining hard
on 24/09/2013 7:21am
Its howling and pouring out here – seas are up down Gulf Harbour marina with surface flooding on the roads in some places. A friend of ours who is on Kawau at the moment heard on the boat VHF that its 77 knots at Channel Island right now. We have received via text a civil defence warning re the storm.
on 24/09/2013 7:21am
Very windy in Maraetai
on 24/09/2013 6:56am
Nothing much in The Tron, a few gusts but I think we have got off light.
I went across the plains earlier & it was ramping up there. Just got a report of a chimney being blown off in Whitianga