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EVENT INFORMATION

When there's a weather event, we'll keep you updated on this page. 

Strong wind warning

Waikato Regional Council is monitoring a deep low over the north Tasman sea, which is expected to affect the Coromandel Peninsula and parts of Waikato (north of Cambridge) late on Monday through to late on Tuesday. The following weather warning has been issued by Met Service:

Coromandel Peninsula (Orange)

Valid: 29 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 11:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain about the ranges, with 70 to 90mm nearer the east coast. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm per hour, especially about the ranges. Rain is expected to ease for a time Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula

Valid: 12 hours from 4:00pm Monday to 4:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

Waikato from Cambridge northwards (especially near the Kaimai Ranges), and Bay of Plenty west of Matata

Valid: 11 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 7:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

Next udpate

The flood room will be updated by 10am Tuesday morning.

 

You should also check for social media updates

Waikato Regional Council Facebook page (@WaikatoRegion)

Waikato Regional Council Twitter (@ourwaikato)

Waikato Region Civil Defence Facebook page (@WaikatoCivilDefence)

Waikato Region Civil Defence Twitter (@CivilDefenceWKT)

New Zealand Civil Defence Facebook page (QNZCivilDefence)

Ministry of Civil Defence Twitter (@NZcivildefence)

 

Previous events

Weather event - Queens Birthday weekend June 2018

Weather event - April 2018

Ex-TC Hola - 9 - 13 March 2018

Ex-TC Gita - 11 - 21 February 2018

King tides - 1 - 2 February 2018

Weather event - 4-5 January 2018