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Stormy weather could dump up to 120 mm of rain in Northland

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storms/news/article.cfm?c_id=328&objectid=11969007

Stormy weather could dump up to 120mm of rain in Northland within 12 hours today and create east coast swells up to 4m.

MetService is warning boaties to stay home as a low passes across Northland today, with heavy rain and strong winds expected between 9am and 9pm.

Niwa is warning the approaching storm is similar to ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita, which struck at Easter three years ago inundating coastal communities across the upper North Island and blowing buildings to pieces on the South Island’s West Coast.

MetService meteorologist April Clark said the present low could be particularly dangerous for the eastern coast of Northland through to the Bay of Plenty as waves created by strong onshore winds would combine with king tides.