Power Out

March 23rd, 2016

A storm has taken out our power again. The thing hasn’t even really hit us yet.

Might not be any updates for a while.

Via: NZ Herald:

Severe weather is expected for some parts of the country this evening, with possibilities of surface flooding.

A strong northeasterly flow is reaching Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Wanganui and northern Manawatu overnight tonight.

A MetService warning for severe gales was in place, with gusts of up to 120km/h expected in exposed areas, MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray said.

“This is quite a significant event,” she said.Gusts in Cape Reinga has already reached 102km/h, and it was expected to intensify later this evening.

It would move down the country, reaching areas at different times this evening.

Severe gusts in Auckland would peak later today but would ease on Thursday.

Occasional showers would turn to rain this evening and would become heavy overnight, Ms Murray said.

There was also a thunderstorm watch in place for Northland, Auckland, Great Barrier Island and Taranaki.

Rain of 150mm combined, across the Northland region was expected over an 18-hour period, Ms Murray said.

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