Tasman tempest may bring flooding, rain and damaging wind

Add a comment

Steady rain will spread over the northern South Island and southern North Island late this afternoon.
Torrential, windswept downpours are expected tonight across the northern Tasman region, Nelson, parts of northern Marlborough. On the North Island, the heaviest of the rain will extend from Taranaki through Manawatu-Whanganui and into Wellington.

In some spots, rain will exceed 100 mm overnight, leading to areas of surface flooding and slips.

A squall line of intense rain and wind is forecast to pass through the northern South Island and southern and western North Island between 2 and 6am tomorrow. During this time, frequent lightning is possible along with northerly wind gusts higher than 130 km/h in places. Gusts of this magnitude are more typically associated with category two tropical cyclones.

- Stratford Press

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 28 May 2017 01:05:37 Processing Time: 538ms