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Weather Warning #2, 4pm 8/7/14


Weather Warning #2

4pm Tuesday 8 July 2014

The easterly winds have arrived on the Coromandel and we are expecting the weather event to last over five or six high tides.

What does this mean for us?

More than anything, it means you need to be very careful when driving. If you don't need to drive around on the east coast after dinner tonight, don't. Play safe and enjoy a night in. Make sure you're ready for any possible power cuts due to debris hitting power lines.

The wind is likely to batter the east coast the most and in some places push the water past spring tide levels. The west coast is not expected to have the same degree of wind-caused water levels, but may get close.

Waves are likely to remain higher than normal right through until Friday, and at high tides, that typically means some of the low lying coastal areas will get surface flooding.

It is being called "a sustained easterly wind event" because it's not a storm. Technically, the storm is away from the country, but the low pressure is causing the wind and that's the bit we're going to feel more than anything.

Because of that we've taken down the dome above the Thames Centennial Pool. The pool is very exposed on our eastern side (the worst wind direction possible for us). We will be closed for all use until further notice and will keep everyone informed as soon as we look at inflating the dome again.

High tide times are as follows:
Coromandel Peninsula (Whitianga)
Tuesday 14:49
Wednesday 03:00 and 15:44
Thursday 03:55 and 16:40

Firth of Thames (Tararu)
Tuesday 15:15
Wednesday 03:31 and 16:12
Thursday 04:27 and 17:08

If life or property is in danger dial 111 because emergency services are the first line of response.

If the weather is causing you or your neighbourhood any issues please contact our customer service line on 07 868 0200. This is manned 24/7. This helps us build a picture of what is happening across the Coromandel and means we can get assistance to you as soon as possible.

If you have issues around water and/or sewerage pipes breaking, flooding, roading or trees falling down please contact us on our customer service line 07 868 0200 anytime.

SITREPS (Situation Reports) will be coming out periodically as needed and will cover all three Councils, but you'll get a better live running picture of the Coromandel from our Facebook page here.

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