posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 07:27 PM
Still waiting for the two ex TC's to hit our area, expected to pass through tonight now.
Had a few showers early on this morning.
Very Humid here in Cook Strait
Heres the weather warning from NZ Met Service
A low is forecast to move over the northern South Island today. Another low, formerly Tropical Cyclone Zelia, lying northwest of Northland this
morning will likely pass west of Northland and Auckland this afternoon and evening, move over the southern North Island tonight and pass west of the
Chatham Islands late on Wednesday. The path of this second low is still somewhat uncertain, but both these lows are forecast to bring very humid
conditions and a period of heavy rain and northerly gales over much of northern and central New Zealand today and early Wednesday. The heaviest falls
of 200 to 250mm are expected near the ranges of Westland, Buller and Nelson north of about Franz Josef.Expect 70 to 150mm about the Marlborough
Sounds, in the southwest of the North Island, and in a belt from Taranaki to southern Waikato across the central North Island to eastern Bay of Plenty
and the north of the Gisborne region, but up to 200mm on some ranges. Streams and rivers are expected to rise quickly and there are likely to be slips
and surface flooding on some roads.The strongest winds will depend mainly on the track of the second low. At this stage they are likely to be from
Taranaki and Taumarunui to Taihape and inland Wanganui with gusts around 130 km/h in exposed places this evening. Note that there is a watch for
possible severe gales in many other exposed North Island areas also Marlborough Sounds and parts of Nelson. There is the potential for damage to
trees, powerlines and insecure roofs, and driving conditions could be hazardous.
this is the map for rainfall at 7pm tonight