As predicted by WeatherWatch.co.nz, the threat for heavy rain for Auckland remains low. Government forecaster MetService apparently now agrees and has downgraded the Heavy Rain Warnings for Auckland to a Watch. The warnings for Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula have also been downgraded.
The Heavy Rain Warning for Northland remains in place.
WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters continue to predict localised, brief heavy rains, mainly for Northland. Although there is still a chance that north Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula could see these isolated downpours as well. The further north you go, the greater the risk for seeing heavy rain.
There remains a moderate risk for some isolated street flooding due to the nature of the heavier falls.
Elsewhere on the North Island, there is also a low risk for widespread heavy rain about Gisborne and East Cape. MetService has a watch in place there as well.
However, the majority of people on the North Island will see light to moderate precipitation today or see no precipitation at all. Regardless of whether you see rain or not, it will not be a dry day for anyone with very muggy conditions in place. It feel like it’s raining even when it’s not raining.
-By Howard Joseph, WeatherWatch.co.nz