Persistent heavy rain yesterday and overnight has caused
surface flooding in parts of Northland, and there's more rain
MetService forecasters this morning issued a new severe
weather warning for Northland, for bursts of heavy rain
expected to continue until this evening, especially in the
north and east of the region.
Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group said
officials would be maintaining a close watch on the weather
today, especially in the area north of Bay of Islands.
The Northland Regional Council reported that in the 30 hours
from midnight Friday to 6am today, 188mm had already fallen
on Kaeo's eastern hills, just a few millimetres short of the
196mm the area would usually receive for the entire month of
Over the same 30 hour period to 6am, 176.5mm had fallen on
the Puhipuhi area near Whangarei, 139mm at Wiroa Road (Upper
Waitangi River Eastern Lake Omapere), 123mm on the Glenbervie
Forest, 122.5mm at Kerikeri, 89.6mm at Whangarei Airport,
86.5mm at Ohaeawai, 79.4mm at Kaikohe and 70mm at Otiria near
In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm today, MetService has
predicted a further 60mm to 90mm of rain on top of what has
already fallen this weekend, with peak intensities of 10mm to
15mm an hour, easing later this afternoon.
Meanwhile, MetService has also issued a severe weather watch
for easterly winds reaching severe gales in Northland this
afternoon before easing this evening.