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Weather: Heavy rain expected in flooded Auckland

Oakland is on the firing line as another round of stormy weather approaches, with thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, and hail set to hit the flooded areas this afternoon.

A band of temporary heavy rains, perhaps thunderstorms, will arrive in Auckland shortly.

Metservice meteorologist Dan Corrigan said there would be a shower in Auckland before the band scheduled for this afternoon.

Recent images from MetService's rain radar show heavy rains in and around Auckland.
Recent images from MetService’s rain radar show heavy rains in and around Auckland.

It is still unclear if there will be a front-related thunderstorm in Auckland, but if it does, Corrigan said it could rain up to 25 mm per hour for a short period of time.

The front is then expected to move later this afternoon, with intermittent showers.

Auckland’s strong wind clock is also installed until 7 pm on Wednesday.

Strong winds mainly affect western North Island and Auckland, and Metservice predicts 100km’h gusts in exposed areas.

Another blow to West Auckland, which was hit by a severe flood last week.

Kume experienced the second rainiest day since the record began as a storm struck the house and blocked the road.

Flood in Kume in western Auckland.Photo / Brett Fibs
Flood in Kume in western Auckland.Photo / Brett Fibs

According to Niwa, the area fell 201 mm in just 14 hours, reducing 149% of August’s normal monthly rainfall in one day.

According to Corrigan, today’s rainbands aren’t as bad as last week, as they don’t last that long and the expected total rainfall is low.

“Unlike last week’s event, it should be short. It’s short-lived.”



Weather: Heavy rain expected in flooded Auckland

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