Northland and Coromandel are in line for another rainy day. Photo / 123rf

Auckland, Northland and Coromandel are expected to experience the brunt of the wet weather the next day, with power company Vector ready to fix power outages caused by the wild weather.

Severe weather warnings are in place for areas, where up to 150mm of rain is expected to fall, which could cause rapid rise in streams and rivers, surface flooding and bank landslide.

Vector’s field service chief Marko Simunac said the team was ready to respond to outages caused by the wet and windy conditions set to set in tonight and last until Tuesday.

“We monitor the weather and have crews ready to go if needed. We know power outages are no fun, especially if it’s cold and humid outside. People can rest assured we’ll do it. everything possible to repair any power outages as quickly as possible.

Niwa warned that the risk of slips and flooding in the Coromandel increases, as vacationers who escaped to the getaway hot spot for the long weekend begin their commute to work.

Precipitation modeling for the next 48 hours predicts that totals in the region will reach 300 mm.

In Coromandel, a heavy rain warning is in place until Tuesday afternoon.

Locals can expect periods of heavy rain and driving conditions can be dangerous.

Strong winds are also possible in the area and could become severe in exposed locations.

The entire Northland area is under heavy rain warning until Monday afternoon.

Parts of the region have already experienced heavy rains throughout the weekend – Kaikohe having recorded 76mm of rain in the past 24 hours, according to Metservice.

A number of weather warnings for the upper North Island were in place as of 9 p.m. Sunday.  Photo / Metservice
A number of weather warnings for the upper North Island were in place as of 9 p.m. Sunday. Photo / Metservice

Rain is expected to persist around Whangārei and Kaitaia until Wednesday, when it becomes partly cloudy with a maximum of 20C.

But rain clouds are expected to return to the area by Friday and stay for the weekend.

Rain will also drench Auckland tomorrow with heavy falls expected north of Albany and strong northeast winds in exposed spots.

Queen’s Birthday – June 7 – Forecast

Whangārei: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. Strong easterly winds, gusty gusting to 100 km / h. Maximum of 18C, minimum of 13C.

Auckland: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls north of Albany. North-easterly winds, strong in exposed areas. A heavy rain watch is in place until 1 p.m. 16C / 13C.

Hamilton: Cloudy, with periods of rain. Easter time, afternoon gusts. 16C / 11C.

Tauranga: Periods of rain. Strong northeast winds. 17C / 13C.

New Plymouth: Periods of rain which subside in the evening. North-easterly winds. 17C / 10C.

Rotorua: Rain. Gusting northeast winds. 14C / 10C

Napier: Cloudy. A few showers, becoming frequent in the afternoon. Cool north-easterly winds. 17C / 13C.

Wellington: Cloudy with a few early rains, then sunny spells. Possibility of a downpour in the evening. southeast winds. 16C / 10C.

Nelson: Periods of rain clearing in the afternoon but remaining cloudy. southeast winds. 16C / 9C

Christchurch: Periods of rain changing to drizzle in the evening. Light winds. 12C / 7C

Dunedin: Cloudy at times. Winds light, then northeasterly from the afternoon. 12C / 6C.

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Source: www.nzherald.co.nz
This notice was published: 2021-06-06 09:11:13

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