Stay home today is the advice of Thames Coromandel Civil Defence today as the wild latest storm front passes over the region. This morning the 9.30am high tide was playing havoc with roads, with Garry Towler reporting many roads around the region being closed. Many schools also closed, power was out at Hikuai after being […]

By John Freer In the past 12-months areas on the Coromandel Peninsula have experienced rainfall levels which match the West Coast of the South Island. Nearly seven metres of rain has been recorded at The Pinnacles above the Kauaeranga Valley. Senior Water Scientist with the Waikato Regional Council, Bevan Jenkins, counters this by telling us […]

A Years Rainfall by May 9 It took just 126 days to reach our annual rainfall this year. By May 9 we had reached 3550mm of rain which is the expected annual rainfall for the Pinnacles on the Coromandel ranges. It’s heading towards the current record of 5189.5mm which fell in 2993. The minimum rainfall […]

By John Freer CFM’s survey on Cyclone Gabrielle reveals 85 percent of those who took part, had their access impacted by the cyclone and its aftermath. Run over the past week, the survey attracted 400 respondents. Several questions were asked relating to personal impact, communications, roading impacts and the effect on business. During this week […]

The Coromandel Peninsula has this year achieved its annual rainfall in four and a half months. This today after yesterday’s deluge which has again impacted on roads and property across the entire Peninsula and Hauraki Plains. As of today, you get an appreciation of why the region is suffering. We have had just over 3.5 […]

A respite in the weather has been welcomed by the Thames Coromandel civil defence team who yesterday had the opportunity to show their Minister Kieran McAnulty some of what is described as the raw Coromandel Peninsula. Civil Defence controller Garry Towler said having the Minister see the likes of the Tapu Coroglen Road and the […]

The latest tracking models are indicating STC Gabrielle (cat 3) could be heading slightly further east of New Zealand. This track could help lesson the impact of the weather system however weather forecasters are all united in saying this will be a major weather event and everyone should take the time now to prepare. Gale […]

This is the post we did not want to make. MetService have taken the unusual step of issuing a 62 hour Weather Watch. TTC Gabrielle will likely be a very significant event for an already saturated and fragile Coromandel and the watches are more than likely to be upgraded to warnings as the cyclone gets […]

MetService is forecasting a wet leadup to and start of the school holidays, as a low pressure centre approaches Aotearoa New Zealand from the Tasman Sea, sending a broad band of rain over the country on Thursday and Friday. The band travels quickly to the east, but on Saturday a fresh burst of rain arrives […]

A warning of adverse weather for the Coromandel has been issued this morning by MetService. This is the remnants of tropical cyclone Fili that is now a low and on a course to travel close the the Coromandel Peninsula tomorrow and Wednesday. Expect 100 to 150mm of rain over a short period of time with […]

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