Heavy Rain Warnings In Place With Widespread Grim Weather

Publish Date
Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 6:56AM

Wet weather that battered the North Island overnight is set to continue to bring rain to most of the country throughout today.

MetService meteorologist Ciaran Doolin said a low out towards the Tasman Sea was bringing a series of fronts across the country.

This low had mostly affected the North Island yesterday, especially areas of Northland and Auckland.

In Auckland, 30-35mm of rain had fallen yesterday before briefly easing in the evening.

But a warm front which crossed the central North Island last night would be followed by a cold front, bringing more rain to most of the North Island overnight, he said.

WeatherWatch analyst Philip Duncan said the downpours moving across the Auckland region last night were likely to clear by this morning.

But areas south of Auckland were likely to experience heavy rain.

"[This] morning, downpours heavy enough to cause surface and flash flooding are possible into areas southeast of Auckland, as the front moves away from Northland and Auckland and towards Gisborne and the Hawkes Bay ranges. Those in between will get the heaviest falls."

  • Whangarei: Heavy rain until early northwest change, then fine. High 19C Low 10C
  • Auckland: Heavy rain, strong northeasterly until morning northwesterly change, then fine. High 17C Low 11C
  • Hamilton: Rain until late morning northwesterly change, then fine spells. High 16C Low 8C
  • Tauranga: Heavy rain, strong northeasterly until noon northwesterly change, then fine. High 17C Low 10C
  • Wellington: Rain clears afternoon. Strong southeasterly then strong northerly. High 13C Low 9C
  • Christchurch: Drizzle turning to rain. Southeast tending northeast. High 10C Low 2C

Source- NZ Herald