STORM UPDATE as of 12:28am


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We are continuing to see an increasing number of reports of heavier falls and strengthening winds.

Most of the reports are coming from about Northland, Auckland and The Coromandel Peninsula.  Some reports have also come in from Taranaki, Manawatu-Waganui, and northern Waikato. 


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Raumati Beach

Wow the winds are here! Power is out, some rain but not heavy. Winds are shaking the house (lockwood) so it feels like an earthquake. Roof is creaking madly. Peering out the windows I can't see any damage and the sea doesn't look particularly ominous, but daybreak approaches so will reassess then. Wild!

Storm

Woken up by strong winds gusts in my top floor apartment in Auckland. No rain thou. Doors and windows rattling a bit.

Storm

Rain has stopped in Piha but the winds are HUGE . . . . pretty full on howling. Wish it would stop.. . wedding here tomorrow eeeek

15 mile east of bream

15 mile east of bream head..35 knots nor'west..still no rain

It's here!

Ok, here in Coatesville, Auckland we just got a very strong gust that came from almost nowhere. It blew a few doors shut around the house and then died away within seconds.
Now, 10mins later the winds are picking up, and more frequent howling gusts!
Rain stopped some time ago.

Current Situation Lower Hutt

The rain here has very slowly been increasing, from spittle at 6pm tp drizzle at 9pm to moderate showers just now (1:30am)

Wind has been non-existant till very recently, we now have a very light breeze. The longer it takes to ramp up the more concerned I get as a gradual change would indicate a softer pressure gradient, but the slight change experienced indicates that this system will be very intense.

In the last 30 minutes the wind has swung round from the south to the northeast as expected so I expect that the storm is not far from landfall futher up the coast.

Gusting to 120 kmh from the

Gusting to 120 kmh from the NW at the manukau heads now
105kmh gusts here
temperature now 19.5C with the passage of the warm front
993.8hpa here now,
SW of auckland city on the west coast
all on target for how the models have been predicting it

Whangarei Heads

Quiet here with occasional mean gusts, No rain yet but about to get some according to rain radar. I'm off to bed!

Whangarei Heads

Quiet here with occasional mean gusts, No rain yet but about to get some according to rain radar. I'm off to bed!

I'm in Ruawai and the wind is

I'm in Ruawai and the wind is so noisy it woke me up and I can't get back to sleep! sounds like the house is about to take off!

Rain is now starting to get

Rain is now starting to get heavy in Glenfield and the wind has started to blow, It has been very still up to now

 Thank you so much for the

 Thank you so much for the information everyone!!  It is extremely helpful!

Stay safe!

Cheers

Howard

first wind gusts in

first wind gusts in Paeroa...00.50

Western Heights, Auckland

Still little to no wind here, but the rain is very steady and of average heaviness.

Very fascinated by this storm and it's uniqueness.

Hope that no severe damage occurs and no lives lost, keep safe people, never underestimate the weather.

ten mile east of tutukaka

ten mile east of tutukaka heading south east 145degrees true..wind strengthing and sea building quickly now..wind from nne 30 knots approx..no rain yet..

Northland - Whangarei

Just wind for us picking up atm.

Its building nicely though.

steady rain and slight breeze

steady rain and slight breeze in Manurewa 1:18am