HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WIND WARNING ISSUED FOR COROMANDEL FROM TUESDAY EVENING
Written by John Grant on April 11, 2022
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 downpours of 15 to 25mm per hour forecast.
Here is the MetService full release.
Heavy Rain Warning – Orange
Period: 12hrs from 6pm Tue, 12 Apr – 6am Wed, 13 Apr
Area: Coromandel Peninsula
Forecast: Expect 100 to 150mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, but possibly 35mm/h in localised downpours.
Impact: Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Issued: 10:01am Mon 11 Apr
Next update: 9:00pm Mon 11 Apr
Strong Wind Warning – Orange
Period: 21hrs from 6pm Tue, 12 Apr – 3pm Wed, 13 Apr
Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula
Forecast: Southeast winds are expected to turn southwest overnight Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Expect southeast gales gusting 110 to 120 km/h, and southwest gales gusting 120 to 130 km/h – possibly even 140 km/h around Great Barrier Island.
Impact: Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.