The Heavy Rain Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Strong Wind Watch in place for the Coromandel Peninsula and particularly the eastern seaboard between Whitianga and Whangamata is likely to see impacts occur over Thursday, 25th June.
TCDC Emergency Operations Centre was activated from 1.30 pm today, 24 June, to monitor the weather and the impact in the district. The EOC will remain open until late tomorrow afternoon.
Communities are asked to prepare
The team at the operations centre ask that communities prepare by-
- Tying down outdoor furniture
- Cleaning gutters and drains & checking the stormwater drains in your neighbourhood
- Ensuring you have adequate supplies of batteries, gas etc. should we have power outages during the night
- If you planning on driving, please check the NZTA website before you leave, it is suggested to postpone travel until the weather event has passed, as there will be slips and surface flooding throughout the peninsula.
For updates please check:
Heavy Rain Warning – Orange : Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 15 hours from 12:00am to 3:00pm Thursday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms. Expect 100 to 150mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 20 to 40mm/h in thunderstorms.
Strong Wind Watch
Area: Coromandel Peninsula, also Waikato and Bay of Plenty north of Rotorua to Te Awamutu
Valid: 16 hours from 10:00pm Wednesday to 2:00pm Thursday
Forecast: Easterlies are expected to rise to gale in exposed places, possibly reaching severe gale at times.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
A front is expected to move slowly south over Northland this afternoon and evening and then affect the Coromandel Peninsula overnight and Thursday morning. There is a moderate risk of thunderstorms associated with this front, some of these may be severe bringing localised downpours of 25 to 40mm per hour for the Coromandel Peninsula overnight and Thursday morning.