The Government Forecaster has issued rain warnings for Northland, Coromandel and Gisborne beginning tonight and tomorrow morning.
Severe Weather Warnings issued by MetService
A deep low is approaching New Zealand from the sub-tropics and is expected to be slow-moving tomorrow just to the north of the North Island. Its associated rain-band is expected to bring a period of heavy rain over areas from Gisborne to Northland accompanied by southeast gales. Around 150mm of rain is possible over parts of Northland, Coromandel Peninsula and Gisborne. People in these areas are advised to watch out for rapidly rising streams and rivers, slips, surface flooding and hazardous driving conditions.
HEAVY RAIN WARNING
Rain is expected to become heavy tonight. In the 24 hours from 9pm Sunday, expect 100 to 150mm. Some areas near the east coast may get 180-200mm. Heaviest falls may reach 25 to 30mm per hour.
Rain should become heavy early Monday. In the 30 hours from about 6am Monday, expect 150 to 180mm. Heaviest falls may reach 25 to 30mm per hour.
Rain is expected to become heavy early Monday. In the 36 hours from 6am Monday expect 150 to 180mm in the ranges north of Tologa Bay and 100 to 150mm elsewhere. Heaviest falls may reach 25 to 30mm per hour.
on 18/03/2012 1:36am
I wont be surprised if this is large rain event. Temperature here in lower Northland has been siiting at 24c for some time even with cloud cover and fresh winds from the North East. If it comes as forecast then it will be our first flood for some time.
on 18/03/2012 7:36pm
Have had 15cm of rain since Sunday morning, river over bridge and we are well and truly flooded in for a day or two!