Torrential rain is this afternoon pushing across the North Island affecting Auckland and a number of surrounding regions.
Rain has been deafening at times and is making driving hazardous across Auckland with minor surface flooding across most motorways. Gusty winds aren’t helping either with some vehicles clearly being pushed around during unexpected gusts of 70km/h – higher in more exposed places, such as the Harbour Bridge.
Rain is setting in to a number of North and South Island regions, mostly northern and western facing regions, with rain expected to become heavier this afternoon and evening.
Heavy rain should ease in Auckland after midnight tonight and across Bay of Plenty during Thursday – but may linger around East Cape. WeatherWatch.co.nz says there is a high risk of flooding and slips across Bay of Plenty today with a moderate risk for Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula.
Motorists are advised to drive with their headlights on and be aware of surface flooding and strong winds in exposed places.
on 11/05/2011 5:23am
Very wet and Windy here in South Auckland today. We have even had some Thunder, early on this afternoon.
And this morning, just before 9:30am we got some very heavy rain!!
on 11/05/2011 3:52am
Pretty damn wet in Onehunga!! Awesome weather!
on 11/05/2011 3:48am
Gee it is absolutely horrendous out here today – pouring and blowing at what almost appears in some gusts to be well in excess of 70km/h.
on 11/05/2011 3:55am
Would there be any way you can tell me what the maximum wind speed is out here gusting at the moment in Army Bay/Tiri Channel? Its full on.
on 11/05/2011 3:46am
Still got some crazy heavy down pours in Takapuna – winds have created a very decent swell along the coast – but still kinda warm
on 11/05/2011 3:22am
Only a few mm of rain in Kaitaia, blowing abit tho.
on 11/05/2011 2:59am
Heya, do you predict it to clear up anytime soon in Te Aroha?? This rain and wind is doing my head in!! haha. Thanks.
on 11/05/2011 3:37am
Hi Maria – should ease overnight – tomorrow looks to be quite different from today!
on 11/05/2011 2:47am
Thunder in Mount Wellington