9 December 2022 - 11am
WEATHER WATCH - Heavy Rain Saturday and Sunday
Valid from noon Saturday 10 December to 6pm Sunday 11 December 2022
Area: Taupo, Taumarunui and inland areas of Waikato and Waitomo
Periods of rain, heavy at times. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria. Thunderstorms possible.
30 November 2022 - 8am
WEATHER WATCH - Heavy Rain
A heavy rain watch is in place for Waikato south of Hamilton, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo, and Taihape north of Waiouru including Tongariro National Park Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible.
Please stay safe and take care while out and about today.
23 November 2022 - 10.40am UPDATE
- Soundy Road site will be cleared relatively easily
- Pukerimu Road will remain closed for some time. We will be making further assessments over the next few days
- Tumutumu Road is still closed
23 November 2022 - 8am:
After the heavy rain last night, there are a few damages/slips on our roading network.
- Tumutumu road is closed
- Pukerimu road has a significant slump and is closed.
- Soundy road closed
Mangaokewa Stream is also very high, so please stay away from the banks.
22 November 2022 - 1pm:
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
Valid from Tuesday 4pm to Wednesday 4am
An active band of thunderstorms is expected to move eastwards across the North Island this afternoon and evening. Some of these thunderstorms may be SEVERE producing damaging wind gusts in excess of 110 km/h and a few small tornadoes.
addition for Waitomo and Waikato, localised downpours of 25 to 40 mm/hr are possible.
These squally winds and possible small tornadoes may cause some structural damage, including damage to trees and power lines, and make driving hazardous.
If any tornadoes occur, they will only affect very localised areas. Rainfall of this intensity can cause surface and/or flash flooding, especially about low-lying areas such as streams, rivers or narrow valleys, and may also lead to slips.
Waitomo District is expecting a significant amount of rainfall over the next few days. Once again, this will likely have a major impact on our roads and farmland. We ask residents to please take caution and do not venture out into the weather if you do not need to. And if possible, move stock to higher ground.
Surface flooding and excess water may also slow the drainage of the stormwater and wastewater network. We are not expecting any significant impact to the network, water will just take a little longer to drain.
We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.