Torrential rains are not expected to fall at least until the end of Auckland’s rush hour.Photos / files
Oakland was flooded all night in the warning of today’s heavy rain when children return to school.
Tamaki Makaurau got wet with heavy rains overnight as active fronts moved up the country from the South Island-bringing rain and strong winds to the city’s morning commute.
Torrential rains are not expected to fall at least until the end of the rush hour.
The area is subject to heavy rain and strong wind warnings, with 50 to 80 mm of rain in the Auckland area, including the Great Barrier Island, until around 11:00 am.
Peak intensities of 15mm to 20mm / h are expected, and locals are advised to be aware that the situation can be an “orange warning”.
Drivers are experiencing difficult levels of visibility on pre-dawn downpour highways.
The driver urged to drive according to the conditions
According to MetService, strong winds and rains hit Auckland and Northland this morning, requiring commuters to “keep safe and drive in that condition.”
Auckland’s strong wind warnings, including the Great Barrier Island, are not scheduled to be lifted until 11:00 am.
“Northeasterly winds are projected to rise strongly in exposed areas, and gusts reach low warning thresholds of 90 to 100 km / h, especially in the eastern region,” MetService said.
Fiordland also has strong wind warnings. Strong winds of up to 130km / h are expected in exposed areas.
Similar floods are predicted to occur in Northland, especially in the north and east, until around 9 am. Peak intensities of 15mm to 25mm / h are predicted, and there is a possibility of thunderstorms.
Heavy rain warnings are also being issued on the Coromandel Peninsula, the Bay of Plenty west of Opotiki, and Nelson northwest of Motueka and Westland south of Otira.
South Island Brace for More Floods
Part of the South Island is preparing for increased floods, with heavy rains overnight and today in much of New Zealand.
The rain will not be as heavy as last weekend’s flood, but forecasters have warned that the already flooded area is once again on the firing line.
MetService has issued heavy rain warnings in parts of Nelson and Westland, where it can rain up to 150 mm. The warning will continue until tonight.
According to the warning, streams and rivers can rise rapidly, causing surface floods and slips.
Strong or strong winds are also expected before it rains.
Niwa predicts “very high river flow” in response to the forecast of heavy rains on the South Island, and warns people not to pass through floods.
MetService meteorologist Dan Corrigan said most of the country would be affected to some extent.
Heavy rains are expected in the interior of Marlboro, the Tasman district, and some of the blurs where the ground is already saturated.
According to Corrigan, the arrival of bad weather is due to the active fronts that hit Fiordland and the west coast before climbing the summit of the South Island overnight.
Stormy weather: heavy rain warning in Auckland and many parts of the country
SourceStormy weather: heavy rain warning in Auckland and many parts of the country