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Warning To Stay Away From Beaches

Warning to stay away from beaches as weather conditions deteriorate in Auckland


The Auckland Emergency Coordination Centre continues to monitor adverse weather conditions across Auckland.

Auckland Police are investigating a report of an 11 year-old boy possibly missing off Takapuna beach near the boat ramp.

Auckland Council Civil Defence controller Clive Manley says weather conditions are still expected to deteriorate into this evening.

The Auckland east low tide occurred at 1.32pm. Tides are now rising and swells are forecast to become very large during the afternoon.

A seven metre swell was recorded at Marsden Point this afternoon.

Clive Manley says the main concern is the potential for coastal erosion on north-eastern beaches between 4pm and 10pm.

“People need to be very careful, especially later this afternoon and into the evening on or near east coast beaches in Rodney and the North Shore. It is best to keep away from beaches.”

The areas likely to be affected are:
At high risk of coastal erosion (ie properties that are very close to the beach may be affected): Snells Beach, Waiwera, Orewa, Milford, Cheltenham and Whangateau.
At moderate risk of coastal erosion: Stanmore Bay, Big Manly, Long Bay, Waiake, Browns Bay, Murrays/Mairangi Bay, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Milford Beach, Takapuna Beach, Narrow Neck, Omaha, Hatfields Beach, Algies Bay and Claris.

Throughout the region, there have been localised power outages, surface flooding, landslips and trees down. Around 7000 people have been affected by power outages.

The Fire Service has responded to approximately 100 incidents in the northern region. Most were in Northland but calls are now coming in from the Mahurangi and Rodney areas.

The Auckland Harbourmaster has advised that three boats had to be secured after they broke moorings today. Fullers Devonport ferry is now operating after disruption due to sea conditions. Due to conditions in the harbour, a ship has been redirected to shelter off the Coromandel Peninsula.

The maximum recorded wind gusts have been at Channel Island (122 km/h) and Whangaparaoa Peninsula 113km/h.

Rainfall totals as of 1430 hours are; Northern Auckland 50mm, Waitakere Ranges 41mm, Hunua Ranges 25mm, South Auckland 25mm .
The Emergency Coordination Centre continues to monitor the region and will provide additional updates as necessary.

People are advised to be prepared and keep up to date with severe weather warnings and forecasts from MetService.

To keep up to date with outages, download Vector’s Outage Manager App from iTunes or Google Play. Go to http://www.vector.co.nz/outages.

Follow Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @AucklandCDEM.

You can also follow updates from Auckland Council on Facebook and Twitter @aklcouncil.

If you have a smartphone, please download the Auckland Civil Defence App to receive instant updates. Go to www.aucklandcivildefence.org.nz/Alerting/Get-the-Applications.

Visit www.getthru.govt.nz for detailed information on what to do, before, during and after a storm.

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