Thursday, June 13, 2024

Aucklanders urged to keep eye on sky

Residents across Auckland are being reminded to stay vigilant with more thunderstorms and heavy rain forecast for today. 

“We have received advice from MetService that there is a moderate risk of thunderstorms for many parts of the North Island this afternoon and evening. These thunderstorms are expected to be slow moving, bringing localised heavy rain and hail for some,” said Auckland Emergency Management Duty Controller, Fleur Aldridge. 

“There is a moderate risk that these storms could become severe, generating localised downpours of 25 to 40 millimeters per hour, or possibly more.  

“We are reminding Aucklanders to continue being vigilant as rainfall of this intensity can potentially lead to surface or flash flooding in low-lying areas. We also urge everyone to be cautious when driving as conditions could be hazardous with potential surface flooding and poor visibilty.” 

Auckland Emergency Management is also reminding residents in Tāmaki Makaurau to continue keeping an eye on the rain radar, check that drains and gutters are clear when safe to do so, and to continue staying calm, safe, and prepared to leave should conditions become dangerous. 

Auckland Transport continues to urge Aucklanders to avoid traveling to communities with significant road closures still in place. Access to Karekare, Piha, Te Henga Bethells Beach, Muriwai, Anawhata, Huia, Little Huia and Whatipū remains compromised.  

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