Thursday, 20 September 2018

WHITIANGA WEATHER

Heavy rain forecasted for Coromandel

Heavy rain forecasted for Coromandel

Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and the Waikato Regional Council flood management team are urging Coromandel residents to be cautious for the next few days with heavy rain forecast from today through to Wednesday. Strong winds are also possible during this period.

Between 150 and 200 mm of rain is expected from midday today until midnight Wednesday, according to the Metservice. As much as 20-25 mm per hour is possible.

Heavy rain can lead to slips, roads becoming greasy, surface flooding and rising waterways.

The Waikato CDEM Group, working alongside the Waikato Regional Council flood management team, is monitoring the situation.

Group controller Lee Hazlewood is urging people to take the forecast into account with their travel plans and other activities.

“Take care on the roads. People should also stay up to date with weather and road closure information.”

Civil defence also suggested people check drains and gutters and clear away any autumn fall of leaves.

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