Auckland floods update 15: 31st January 2023

Overnight, we’ve had no reports of habitable floors being flooded. There were 126 requests for service – 47% of those were in the North, 45% were central, 7% in the South.

Last night, MetService extended the timing of the severe weather warnings we have in place, bringing the red warning forward.

Auckland, north of Ōrewa, has a Red Heavy Rain warning from starting today at 4pm to tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7.00am. Expect 80 to 120 mm of rain about the ranges, with lesser amounts about the coast. Peak rates of 10 to 20 mm/h, mainly about the ranges. But localised areas may see downpours of 25 to 40 mm/hr. Thunderstorms are also possible.

Auckland, south of Ōrewa, and Great Barrier Island has an orange rain warning from 6pm today through to 9am tomorrow (Wednesday)

This rain is expected to cause dangerous river conditions and significant flooding. Slips and floodwaters are likely to disrupt travel, making some roads impassable and possibly isolating communities.

From 2pm today through to 8am tomorrow, a strong wind watch is also in place which may lead to trees toppling.

We appreciate people want to support those who have been flood affected. The best way to do this is to reach out to your local community group to understand what they are hearing is needed from their communities and how best to get it to them.

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