AUCKLAND/WAIKATO MOST EXPOSED
The storm that has brought severe weather to the North Island is having one last gasp tonight as the back end of the system moves into the west coast of the North Island. From southern Northland to Waitomo very heavy rain and showers are set to move in. “The latest rain radar shows thunderstorms and rain heavy enough to cause major surface flooding moving into the region”.
Duncan says the system is moving slowly, which increases the risk of flooding.
“This should be the end of it all, and while there is a risk of tornadoes in these regions over the next few hours, it is only a low to perhaps medium risk”.
As the cold front passes over it will bring significantly colder weather to the districts.
Motorists should be advised to take extreme care across these areas tonight.
Conditions are likely to improve after midnight tonight from Taranaki northwards.