SunLive – Heavy rain warning in effect for Coromandel




Coromandel’s violent weather watch for heavy rains is now a warning.

The MetService issued a watch for the region on Saturday.

He has now issued a warning for the region.

Heavy rains are forecast for the north of the North Island and the northern parts of the South Island.

Gales are also forecast for Northland, Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, according to the MetService.

“A complex low pressure system is affecting northern and central New Zealand today and Monday, bringing heavy rains to the north of the North Island and the north of the South Island.

“The impact of this could be significant, especially for people engaging in outdoor activities such as camping. Localized flooding and damaging winds are possible in areas covered by watches and warnings.

“The heavy rain warning remains in effect for northwest Nelson, and the warning now includes Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Heavy rain watches remain in effect for North Westland, Buller, the Richmond Mountain Range and North Auckland.

“Additionally, Strong Wind Watch for Northland has been upgraded to an orange warning. The Strong Wind Watch continues for Auckland and now includes the Coromandel Peninsula.

“People are advised to keep abreast of the latest forecast in case any watches are upgraded to warnings or other areas are added.”

Heavy rains can cause streams and rivers to rise quickly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions can be dangerous.

Region: Northland
Valid: 27 hours from 10 a.m. on Sunday to 1 p.m. on Monday
Provide: Periods of heavy rains. Expect 100-150mm of rain to accumulate, especially in the north and on the hills to the east. Peak rate of 15 to 25 mm / h, and possible thunderstorms.
Changes: Upgrade to an amber warning.

Region: Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 27 hours from 6 a.m. on Monday to 9 a.m. on Tuesday
Provide: Periods of heavy rains. Expect 110-150mm of rain to accumulate on the hills and 70-100mm near the coast. Maximum speeds of about 10 mm / h. Note that rain or showers are expected to continue on Tuesday after the warning period.

Zone: The Nelson Ranges west of Motueka
Valid: 10 a.m. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday
Provide: Expect an additional 50-70mm of rain to accumulate on what has already fallen. Peak flow rates from 10 to 15 mm / h.

Strong gusts of wind could damage trees, power lines and unsecured structures. Driving can be dangerous, especially for vehicles with high walls and motorcycles.

Region: Northland
Valid: 4 p.m. from 6 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday
Provide: The gales from east to northeast are expected to be at times violent, with gusts reaching 120 km / h.
Changes: Upgrade to a warning.Heavy rain watch

Area: Auckland from Albany to the north, including Great Barrier Island
Valid: 2 p.m. from 11 p.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday
Provide: Periods of heavy rains. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Zone: Buller and Westland from Otira to the north
Valid: 7 a.m. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
Provide: Periods of heavy rains. Precipitation amounts may approach warning criteria, especially on beaches.

Area: Richmond Range, including the Rai Valley
Valid: 7 a.m. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
Provide: Periods of heavy rains. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.Strong wind watch

Region: Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 32 hours from 3 a.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday
Provide: East to northeast winds can sometimes approach strong gales in exposed areas.

Region: Auckland
Valid: 24 hours a day from 11 p.m. Sunday to 11 p.m. Monday
Provide: Northeasterly winds can sometimes approach strong gales in exposed locations.



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