We were not sure what to expect this morning but awoke to a beautiful sunny day. Noticed these cobwebs on a wall on our morning walk.
I have just noticed this warning from Civil Defence. Hope it is not as bad as they suggest. We desperately need rain but not floods.
An orange heavy rain warning from
MetService New Zealandfor Northland for the 20 hours from 10am tomorrow, along with a watch for possible severe gale easterlies.
A deepening low and associated fronts are expected to approach the far north of the North Island on Sunday, then move slowly south over the upper North Island during Monday. This system is forecast to bring rain and strong east to northeasterlies to much of northern New Zealand.
Northlanders can expect periods of heavy rain, with 80-120mm of rain expected to accumulate, and peak rates of 20 to 25 mm/h.
Streams and rivers could rise rapidly, surface flooding and slips are possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
MetService also advises that strong winds from this direction haven't been experienced for an extended period of time and to ensure that items and structures are secure (the standard checklist: tie down the trampoline, secure outdoor furniture and any other loose items in your yard and check your boat mooring).