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STORM UPDATE as of 12:28am

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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Guest on 2/03/2012 4:47pm

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!

Guest on 2/03/2012 2:09pm

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

Bobbie on 2/03/2012 1:22pm

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

Guest on 2/03/2012 1:15pm

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

Craig on 2/03/2012 12:52pm

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.

Chris on 2/03/2012 12:41pm

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.

westcoast on 2/03/2012 12:31pm

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

Mel on 2/03/2012 12:25pm

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

Mel on 2/03/2012 12:25pm

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

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