North Island storm has ‘completely subsided’, fine weekend forecast


Stormy weather ‘completely lessened’ for Auckland and Northland overnight, with a balmy day now forecast.

MetService meteorologist Curtis Hayes said Thursday’s rain had died down completely in Auckland by Friday morning.

Hayes said Aucklanders can expect showers early in the day but will become quite light.

The only part of the North Island that saw higher rainfall overnight was the Gisborne and Bay of Plenty area.

* Major landslide during storm in Northland, possible delays on Auckland Harbor Bridge
* Weather: Roads in Clutha still affected by flooding as rain abates
* People “go up the mountain” after the “snow-laden” southern ski slopes

Hayes said 30mm of rain was recorded there overnight. Anything over 50mm in a six hour period is considered serious.

Showers are expected in Auckland on Friday morning.

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Showers are expected in Auckland on Friday morning.

Thursday’s storm led to commuters in Auckland being warned to expect flooding and reduced speeds on their Friday morning commutes.

However, these did not materialize.

Wild weather on Thursday which brought landslides, heavy rain and gales to much of the North Island.

The storm was the second weather system to sweep through New Zealand this week.

On Tuesday, most of the country was hit by a storm that closed highways, flooded paddocks and brought snow to parts of the South Island.

Despite the wet week, most parts of New Zealand should expect a relatively fine weekend, with some showers on Saturday morning in the South Island.


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