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Weather warning for tonight and tomorrow morning

Weather warning for tonight and tomorrow morning

We're expecting heavy rain tonight and tomorrow morning, coinciding with high tides around the Coromandel.

With 80-100mm likely in the hills overnight, we may have slips on some roads and surface flooding in low-lying areas when we wake up tomorrow.

Peak rain intensities 10 to 20mm/hr are likely overnight or early Saturday morning about higher areas.

Note, further showers are expected on Saturday, especially during the afternoon and early evening when some are likely to be heavy and possibly thundery.

High tide times

High tides tonight and Saturday morning:

Thames
Friday 4.2 metres at 9:41 pm.
Saturday 4.2 metres 10:05 am.

Whitianga
Friday 2.3 metres at 9:39 pm.
Saturday 2.2 metres 10:07 am.

What you need to do today

Make sure you're able to take care of yourself for 72 hours (if you have a power outage that affects your water pump, or you can't get to the supermarket because a slip has blocked your road, or things like that). If not, make sure you're sorted before the end of the day.
If you have anything likely to get wet that shouldn't, put it somewhere it will be dry.
Heavy rain is likely to cause rivers to rise rapidly and may produce localised surface flooding and slips, so prepare for those as you plan for tonight and tomorrow morning, and work around those times (so instead of planning to drop something off in the morning at a friend's place who lives over a regularly flooding ford, drop it off tonight.)
Also make sure your mobile devices are fully charged in case power goes off and you need to keep up with things in the morning.
What you might need to do tomorrow

If your life and property are in danger call 111

For other local issues, like slips, call Council on 07 868 0200.

Check out our Facebook page and let us know how things are in your area.

We'll post power outages, slips and areas of flooding when we find out about them, but we often get faster information from people who tell us what they find as soon as they find out about them (like when they drive down the road into a slip and Facebook us from their phone.)

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